Launch Day for OSIRIS-REx

OSIRIS-REx rollout to the Pad 41 for the upcoming launch.Forecasters from the U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron continue to predict an 80 percent chance of favorable conditions for launch of the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at 7:05 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex 41 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA Television starts coverage of launch events at 3:30 p.m. with the NASA Edge live broadcast, followed by live views of Space Launch Complex 41accompanied by countdown net audio.

Countdown coverage begins at 5:30 p.m. here on the OSIRIS-REx blog and on NASA Television.

Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett