Kennedy News

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

November 27, 1995
 
STATUS REPORT : ELV-112795
 
 
Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report
 
 
Delta-230/XTE
Complex 17, Pad A


The launch of a Delta II rocket with the X-Ray Timing Explorer (XTE) is currently scheduled for Dec. 10. On Saturday during the vehicle's Simulated Flight test, McDonnell Douglas engineers found a problem with a first stage vernier engine position actuator. This is part of the hydraulic system for the vernier engine on the first stage which controls the trajectory of the vehicle during flight. The actuator has been removed and replaced and is currently undergoing re-testing.

The nose fairing will be installed around the XTE spacecraft later this week.

The launch window on Sunday, Dec. 10 is 9:38 a.m. to 11:02 a.m. EST.

Status reports are available at:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/launchingrockets/status/index.html


 

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