NASA, SpaceX Prepares for ‘Dark Universe’ Mission Launch from Cape Canaveral on July 1
By NASA information center // June 28, 2023
launch is scheduled at 11:11 a.m.
NASA • CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION – The ESA and SpaceX are targeting no earlier than 11:11 a.m. EDT Saturday, July 1, to launch the Euclid spacecraft. Liftoff will be from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Euclid is an ESA mission with contributions from NASA that will shed light on the nature of dark matter and dark energy, two of the biggest modern mysteries about the universe.
NASA is contributing to the Euclid mission by delivering critical hardware for one of the spacecraft’s instruments, providing science team funding, and establishing a U.S.-based Euclid data processing center.
Experts from NASA who are participating in Euclid are available for interviews upon request.
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