Thursday, February 18, 2010

A Successful Beginning for the Solar Dynamics Observatory

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:23:25 PM EST

Shortly after separation, the team confirmed the spacecraft's solar arrays deployed correctly and are generating power. All the crucial post-separation events "happened like clockwork," said NASA Launch Director Omar Baez.

This concludes live coverage of the countdown and liftoff of the Atlas V rocket carrying the Solar Dynamics Observatory. For further mission information, please visit . Thanks for joining us!