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GO-Science satellite launches

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - The Greenville science center, GO-Science, launched a satellite into space to dock at an international space station.

On January 9th at 1:07 p.m., an Antares rocket carrying the GO-Science Skycube Satellite successfully lifted-off from Wallops Island, Virginia. 

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A Greenville science center is set to launch a satellite into space.

Go-Science's "Skycube", originally launching Wednesday, will now launch Thursday, January 9th at approximately 1:07 p.m. It'll dock at the International Space Station on January 12th.

Wednesday's launch was delayed due to unusually high levels of space radiation. The Antares launch team decided to delay the launch to ensure the rocket's electronic systems aren't impacted by a harsh environment.

NASA and outside experts are continuing to monitor the levels of space radiation in hopes for Thursdays launch.

The satellite was supposed to launch in December, but NASA put it on hold to make emergency repairs to the station.
     
Go-Science plans to stream launch through its website.
     
Once it's up and running, teams can then follow the mission and even order their own space photos.
     
The goal of the project is to help local children learn more about space.
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