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2004 Status Reports

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    12.22.04 - The launch of the Deep Impact spacecraft has been officially rescheduled on the Eastern Range for Jan. 12.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    12.14.04 - The launch of the Deep Impact spacecraft has been rescheduled for no earlier than Jan. 12. During a review of launch vehicle hardware, it was discovered that some components of the inter-stage adapter did not receive proper heat treatment and must be removed and replaced.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    12.09.04 - In processing activities at the Astrotech Space Operations facility located near Kennedy Space Center, the high-gain antenna used for Deep Impact communications with Earth is being installed today.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    12.01.04 - The NASA Launch Services Program conducted the Launch Vehicle Readiness Review on Nov. 30. At the conclusion, Jan. 8 was firmly established as the launch date for Deep Impact and this date has been set on the Eastern Range.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    11.24.04 - NASA successfully launched the Swift spacecraft on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 12:16:00.611 p.m. EST. About 80 minutes after launch, the spacecraft was successfully separated from the Delta II second stage and the solar arrays were properly deployed.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    11.18.04 - NASA has set the launch of the Swift spacecraft for no earlier than Saturday, Nov. 20. The one-hour launch window opens at 12:10 p.m. EST.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    11.10.04 - Swift, riding atop its spacecraft transporter, departed NASA's Hangar AE at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 3:15 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    10.21.04 - Mated to the Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL rocket at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, NASA's DART spacecraft is being transported to the runway today for mating to the underside of Orbital's L-1011 carrier aircraft.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    10.13.04 - The DART satellite and Pegasus XL launch vehicle were successfully re-mated on Oct. 1 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    10.07.04 - The DART satellite and Pegasus XL launch vehicle were successfully re-mated on Oct. 1 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Reports

    09.30.04 - Due to a failed pressure transducer on the DART upper stage, launch aboard a Pegasus XL has been rescheduled to no earlier than Oct. 26.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    09.22.04 - At Vandenberg Air Force Base, the Pegasus XL launch vehicle completed its buildup and testing is in progress.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    09.17.04 - Launch of the Swift observatory has been rescheduled for Oct. 26 based on the recovery schedule developed after Hurricane Frances.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Reports

    09.01.04 - The Swift observatory is in the clean room at NASA's Hangar AE on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. In preparation for Hurricane Frances, the spacecraft is covered in a protective double bag and has also been installed in its shipping container for additional protection.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Reports

    08.26.04 - Testing of the Burst Alert Telescope instrument is currently underway. Testing of the X-Ray Telescope and Ultraviolet Telescope is scheduled for next week with the Mission Operations Center at Penn State University.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Reports

    08.18.04 - The Swift satellite, which will pinpoint the location of distant yet fleeting explosions that appear to signal the births of black holes, arrived at Kennedy Space Center on July 29 to begin preparations for launch.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    08.11.08 - The Swift satellite, which will pinpoint the location of distant yet fleeting explosions that appear to signal the births of black holes, arrived at Kennedy Space Center on July 29 to begin preparations for launch.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Reports

    08.06.04 - NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft was launched successfully from Pad 17-B on August 3, 2004 at 2:15:56.537 a.m. EDT. Spacecraft separation from the Boeing Delta II occurred at 3:12 a.m. EDT.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    07.28.04 - On Tuesday, July 27 at Pad 17-B, the two halves of the Delta payload fairing were placed around the MESSENGER spacecraft. The securing of the fairing is being completed today. The Flight Readiness Review is scheduled for Thursday, July 29.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    07.21.04 - NASA's Aura spacecraft, the latest in the Earth Observing System (EOS) series, was launched successfully on July 15, 2004 at 3:01:59.34 a.m. PDT from NASA's Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    07.14.04 - The launch of NASA's Aura spacecraft atop a Boeing Delta II rocket was scrubbed this morning due to an issue with one of the two batteries on the second stage of the Delta II launch vehicle.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    07.13.04 - The launch of NASA's Aura spacecraft atop a Boeing Delta II rocket has been delayed for at least 24 hours.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    06.29.04 - The Aura spacecraft, the latest in the Earth Observing System (EOS) series, arrived at Space Launch Complex 2 located on North Vandenberg Air Force Base before dawn on Tuesday, June 22.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    06.22.04 - The launch of NASA's Aura spacecraft, the latest in the Earth Observing System (EOS) series, has been rescheduled to no earlier than July 10 due to two issues.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    06.21.04 - The launch of NASA's Aura spacecraft, the latest in the Earth Observing System (EOS) series, has been rescheduled to no earlier than July 10 due to two issues.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    06.17.04 - The launch of NASA's Aura spacecraft, the latest in the Earth Observing System (EOS) series, has been rescheduled to no earlier than July 10 due to two issues.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    06.10.04 - The launch of NASA's Aura spacecraft, the latest in the Earth Observing System (EOS) series, has been rescheduled for no earlier than July 8, 2004.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    06.03.04 - NASA's Aura spacecraft, the latest in the Earth Observing System (EOS) series, is at the Astrotech payload processing facility located on North VAFB, Calif.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    05.26.04 - NASA's Aura spacecraft, the latest in the Earth Observing System (EOS) series, is at the Astrotech payload processing facility located on North Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    05.20.04 - NASA's Aura spacecraft, the latest in the Earth Observing System (EOS) series, is at the Astrotech payload processing facility located on North Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    05.13.04 - NASA's Aura spacecraft, the latest in the Earth Observing System (EOS) series, is at the Astrotech payload processing facility on North VAFB. Calif. The spacecraft propulsion system testing was completed.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    05.07.04 - NASA's Aura spacecraft, the latest in the Earth Observing System (EOS) series, is at the Astrotech payload processing facility on North Vandenberg Air Force Base. The spacecraft propulsion system testing was completed.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    04.29.04 - NASA's Gravity Probe B was launched successfully from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base on April 20 at 9:57:24 a.m. PDT.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    04.15.04 - The team has resolved the short in the launch pad ground support equipment and is proceeding forward with a launch date of Monday, April 19, at 10:01:20 a.m. PDT.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    04.08.04 - The launch of the Gravity Probe B spacecraft has been postponed to no earlier than Monday, April 19. The additional time is necessary to allow engineers to troubleshoot an apparent short in launch pad ground support equipment.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    03.31.04 - The Gravity Probe B spacecraft is in NASA's Payload Processing Facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and preparations are on schedule for a launch on Saturday, April 17.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Reports

    03.24.04 - The Gravity Probe B spacecraft is in NASA's Payload Processing Facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and preparations are on schedule for a launch on April 17. All four solar arrays have been installed and were tested successfully.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Reports

    03.17.04 - The Gravity Probe B spacecraft is in NASA's Payload Processing Facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and preparations are on schedule for a launch on April 17.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    03.10.04 - The Gravity Probe B spacecraft is in NASA's Payload Processing Facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and preparations are on schedule for a launch on Saturday, April 17.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    03.03.04 - The Gravity Probe B spacecraft is in NASA's Payload Processing Facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and preparations are on schedule for a launch on Saturday, April 17.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    02.25.04 - The Gravity Probe B spacecraft is in NASA's Payload Processing Facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Preparations are on schedule for the launch, which is scheduled to occur on Saturday, April 17.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    02.18.04 - The Gravity Probe B spacecraft is in NASA's Payload Processing Facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Preparations are on schedule for the launch which is targeted to occur on Saturday, April 17.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    02.12.04 - The Gravity Probe B spacecraft is in NASA's Payload Processing Facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    02.04.04 - The Gravity Probe B spacecraft is in NASA's Payload Processing Facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It is awaiting the return of the reworked Experiment Control Unit (ECU).

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    01.30.04 - The Gravity Probe B spacecraft is in NASA's Payload Processing Facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It is awaiting the return of the reworked Experiment Control Unit (ECU).

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    01.22.08 - The Gravity Probe B spacecraft is in NASA spacecraft processing facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

  • Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report

    01.14.08 - The Gravity Probe B spacecraft is in NASA spacecraft processing facility 1610 on North Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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