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NASA Targets GLAST Launch for no Earlier than June 11
06.05.08
 
John Yembrick
Headquarters, Washington
202-358-0602
john.yembrick-1@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.gutro@nasa.gov

Media Advisory No. M08-115

WASHINGTON -- NASA has set no earlier than June 11 as the new target launch date for the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window extends from 11:45 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. EDT.

NASA initially had targeted June 7 for the GLAST launch aboard a Delta II rocket. Additional time was needed to replace the rocket's flight termination system battery, which indicated a problem Wednesday.

The GLAST prelaunch news conference is planned for 1 p.m. on Monday, June 9, at NASA's News Center at the Kennedy Space Center. Question and answer capability will be available from participating NASA locations.

Placement of remote cameras at Pad 17B is planned for 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 10. 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's Media Channel 103 will begin at 9:45 a.m. on June 11. 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