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Updated Wednesday 6 July 2022:

ELA delayed Tuesday’s scheduled NASA SISTINE launch mission due to the impact of weather on the launch.

The rescheduled launch window opens at 8:24pm ACST Wednesday 6 July 2022.

Michael Jones, Executive Chairman and Group CEO of Equatorial Launch Australia said unprecedented weather conditions across the whole of the north and east of Australia were causing the delays, but that safety was the primary concern.

“We went through the countdown with every intent to launch, but the consistent winds were outside the parameters that we considered safe. On that basis, we made the decision to delay the launch tonight,” Mr Jones said.

The original launch window was scheduled for 8:24pm Monday 4 July but Equatorial Launch Australia, the owner and operator of Arnhem Space Centre, announced the NASA SISTINE mission would been delayed 24 hours due to the impact of the weather on the launch.

Of the first delay, Michael Jones, Executive Chairman and Group CEO of Equatorial Launch Australia said the weather event impacting the whole of the north and east of Australia, including heavy unseasonal rain and wind was the reason for the delay.

“Safety is our utmost priority, so we made the decision to delay the launch,” Mr Jones said.

For more information about the mission please visit: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2022/nasa-rockets-launch-from-australia-to-seek-habitable-star-conditions

 

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