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NASA Launches Long-Delayed ICON Space Weather Satellite to Study Earth's Ionosphere


NASA Launches Long-Delayed ICON Space Weather Satellite to Study Earth's Ionosphere A long-awaited NASA mission designed to probe Earth's upper atmosphere has finally taken off after years of delays. The Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft launched tonight (Oct. 10) at 10:00 p.m. EDT (0200 GMT on Oct. 11) aboard a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket, which was released in midair from its carrier plane, a Stargazer L-1011. The aircraft had taken off about an hour and a half earlier from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station here.    More



(Source: Space.com - Oct 11)

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