JAWSAT Mission Registration
Get ready for the historic JAWSAT launch from Spaceport Systems
International's commercial spaceport at Vandenberg Air Force Base
in California. Register here to view the launch in real-time, as
it happens. It's the first time the Air Force will launch from a
commercial facility, and the first-ever launch to orbit onboard
a converted Minuteman II launch vehicle.
Several small satellites, built by students at the
Air Force Academy, Weber State University in Utah, Arizona State
University, and Stanford, and a free-flying experiment built by
the Air Force Research Lab, will ride the JAWSAT aloft on a space
launch vehicle powered by a converted Minuteman II missile. Under
the Air Force's Rocket Systems Launch Program (RSLP), the Orbital/Suborbital
Program (OSP) contractor, Orbital Sciences, converts decommissioned
missile hardware into a launch vehicle capable boosting of these
small satellites into orbit.
To view the site, you must register and have the
Flash 4 plugin installed in your browser. To view the live
launch, you must have Realvideo or Quicktime
installed. If you need to verify if these plugins are installed
properly, click the appropriate testing buttons below. Register
now, and we'll send you your password by return e-mail. Keep it!
You'll need it on launch day. You'll be notified by e-mail in plenty
of time to log in.
Notice regarding Streaming Video: The JAWSAT
live webcast will deliver streaming video that may be not be accessible
to computers located behind secure firewalls such as military or
government buildings. Please check with your Communications technicians
to configure your computer for streaming video if necessary. If
you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at, Tech