LISA Is Go!

After additional analysis of the Vega fourth stage, ESA and Arianespace engineers have decided to press ahead with the launch attempt!  LISA Pathfinder’s Vega rocket is sitting on the pad at Kourou, and if all continues to go well, will blast off in about two and a half hours.  You can watch it live on Spaceflight Now’s livestream feed.  Click here for their mission status page, which includes both the embedded livestream and live text updates, useful for slower connections).

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