Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) Launch - Video from KSC
FUSE KSC Press Release 49-99
NASA's Far Ultraviolet
Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) satellite arrived Thursday, April 1
at NASA Hangar AE on Cape Canaveral Air Station to begin prelaunch
processing. FUSE will investigate the origin and evolution of the
lightest elements in the universe-hydrogen and deuterium. In addition,
the FUSE satellite will examine the forces and process involved in the
evolution of the galaxies, stars and planetary systems. FUSE will do
this by investigating light in the far ultraviolet portion the
electromagnetic spectrum. FUSE is a part of NASA's Origins Program under the auspices of the Office of Space Science.
The launch aboard a Boeing
Delta II rocket occured on Thursday, June 24, 1999 at 11:43:59.879 a.m. EDT. The
launch window extended from 11:39 a.m. - 12:57 p.m. EDT. Liftoff occured
from Pad A at Launch Complex 17 on Cape Canaveral Air Station (CCAS).
Prelaunch Newsconference was at 2pm EDT 6/23/99.
Prelaunch News conference 2pm EDT 6/23/99 (20 Kb RealVideo)
Fuse Launch on 6/24/99 (20 Kb RealVideo)
Fuse Launch Replays (20 Kb RealVideo)
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