What's up June 13 - launch day?

At the Mission Ops Center - second shift completed the S/C and instrument check out around midnight.  Came in at 3am to start voice checks with Kwaj.   A glitch in one of the receivers caused a data review and eventually a 30 minute launch delay - all looks good now.

7:50 am - the L1011 started taxi.

8:01 am Pacific the L1011 took off.

9:00 am Pacific - Near picture perfect launch.

9:39 am confirmed solar array deployment, communications and S/C is under control

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