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NASA Targets GLAST Launch For June 5
05.29.08
 
J.D. Harrington
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-5241
j.d.harrington@nasa.gov

George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
321-867-2468
george.h.diller@nasa.gov

Rob Gutro
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
301-286-4044
robert.j.gutro1@nasa.gov

Media Advisory No. M08-110

Photo of the GLAST satellite The first half of the payload fairing is moved into place around GLAST within the mobile service tower on Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The fairing is a molded structure that fits flush with the outside surface of the Delta II rocket. Credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The launch of NASA's GLAST spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket is scheduled for Thursday, June 5. The launch window extends from 11:45 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. EDT and remains unchanged through Aug. 7.

The June 5 date already is reserved for the launch of GLAST on the Eastern Range. The date was chosen at the conclusion of Thursday's Flight Readiness Review to give the launch team sufficient time to make sure remaining open engineering issues are resolved.

The GLAST prelaunch news conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, at the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Question-and-answer capability will be available from participating NASA locations.

The placement of remote cameras at Pad 17-B is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4. On launch day, news media should meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Space Florida parking lot outside Gate 1 of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Launch commentary on NASA Television (media channel 103) will begin at 9:45 a.m. For complete NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv


For more information about the GLAST mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/glast