Hawaii to launch its first satellite into space
HONOLULU (AP) - University of Hawaii officials say the state's much-delayed first space launch could be finally set for takeoff.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that according to the university's Space Flight Laboratory, the 55-foot "Super Strypi" rocket will be launched from Kauai's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Monday.
The flight was originally scheduled for October 2013, but has been postponed several times due to technology and timing issues. The ORS-4 mission was most recently scheduled for Thursday, then Friday and now Monday.
The three-stage flight will carry UH's HiakaSat satellite and 12 or more much smaller satellites.
The mission is sponsored by the Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space Office in conjunction with Sandia National Laboratories, the University of Hawaii, the Pacific Missle Range Facility and Aerojet Rocketdyne.
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