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Fraser
2003-Nov-18, 07:30 PM
SUMMARY: NASA has decided to push back the launch of its mission to test Einstein's theory of general relativity, Gravity Probe B, until December 6. During recent tests, engineers noticed electronic noise coming from the sensor attached to one of the spacecraft's gyros, so they've extended the launch date to find time to fix it. Once it does launch, Gravity Probe B will detect any distortions on its four spinning gyroscopes to detect the Earth's distortion of spacetime around it - as predicted by Einstein.


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rbravo
2003-Nov-19, 07:28 PM
I believe that the Gravity Probe B launch from Vandenberg was postponed from 12/6/03 to an as yet unspecified date.

Dick B.