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Our Ionospheric Connection Explorer launched to space on Thursday night at 9:59pm ET! 🛫🚀🛰 ⬇️ View from the underside of the L-1011 Stargazer airc @northropgrummanaft , which dropped the Pegasus rocket carrying from 39,000 feet over #NASAICONthe  ocean.

Where does Earth's atmosphere end and space begin? Soon, this question will be answered by our Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or #NASAICON , launching tonight at 9:30pm ET. Learn more about this @NASASun  mission:

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The satellite — called Icon, short for Ionospheric Connection Explorer — rocketed into orbit following a two-year delay. It was dropped from a plane flying over the Atlantic off the Florida coast.

@NASA ’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) is scheduled to be air-launched over the Atlantic Ocean at 9:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 9. Learn more here.

Our Ionospheric Connection Explorer heads to space tonight! Here's why scientists are so excited about this mission to study Earth's interface to space. ⬇️ 🚀 Coverage of the launch starts at 9:15pm ET / 6:15pm PT at ! #NASAICON 

Delayed two years by rocket problems, NASA’s $252 million Ionospheric Connection Explorer mission is set to ride a Pegasus booster into orbit as soon as Wednesday night after an airborne launch off Florida’s east coast. PREVIEW STORY:

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Now 30 minutes until release of the Pegasus XL rocket with NASA's 634-pound (288-kilogram) Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite. LIVE COVERAGE:

The Ionospheric Connection Explorer will capture a closer view from within the upper atmosphere itself, 350 miles above Earth. ICON can also directly measure particles and how they move.

NASA will attempt to send the Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite, or ICON, into space tonight on board a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket launched from the company’s L-1011 Stargazer aircraft taking off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

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NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite is prepared to be air launched over the Atlantic late Wednesday evening.

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After a cross-country journey beginning at @30thSpaceWing , @northropgrumman 's L-1011 Stargazer landed at @45thSpaceWing  with the the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft on board🛰️ ICON is targeted for launch on Oct. 9 on a Pegasus XL rocket:

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We're 10 days away from the launch of the Ionospheric Connection Explorer on Oct. 9! 🛫🚀🛰 Until then, we'll be counting down with some facts & figures about the mission. #NASAICON 

Where does Earth's atmosphere end and space begin? This and other questions soon will be answered by our Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, spacecraft that will launch Oct. 10. Learn more about this @NASASun  mission:

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Go behind the scenes as we unbox the Ionospheric Connection Explorer after its arrival at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California earlier this year! 📦➡️🛰 #NASAICON 

NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer satellite — ICON — will launch no earlier than Wednesday, Nov. 7, with a 90-minute window opening at 3 a.m. EST. NASA TV coverage starts at 2:45 a.m. EST on Nov. 7. Details:

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NASA and Northrop Grumman have delayed the launch of the agency’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer to conduct further pre-launch testing on the rocket. Upon completion of the testing, a new launch date will be established. Details: #NASAICON 

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We're now targeting Friday, Oct. 26, for the launch of the Ionospheric Connection Explorer from Florida! The 90-minute launch window opens at 4 a.m. EDT. Full details: #NASAICON 

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Where does Earth's atmosphere end and space begin? This and other questions soon will be answered by our Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, satellite that is launching in early October. Learn more about this mission:

Tomorrow, we'll preview our upcoming mission that will study the dynamic zone high in our atmosphere where Earth weather and space weather meet. Learn more about 's Ionospheric Connection Explorer mission at 1pm ET on Monday, June 4. Details:

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