Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report
George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
MISSION: Cloud-Aerosol Lidar & Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation/CloudSat (CALIPSO/CloudSat)
LAUNCH VEHICLE: Boeing Delta 7420 with Dual Payload Attach Fitting (DPAF)
LAUNCH PAD: Space Launch Complex 2
LAUNCH SITE: Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California
LAUNCH DATE: NET Oct. 26, 2005
LAUNCH WINDOW: 6:01 a.m. EDT
* Due to Range schedule conflicts, launch of CALIPSO/CloudSat is tentatively scheduled for no earlier than Oct. 26, pending approval of the Western Range.
* CALIPSO/CloudSat processing activities are complete. Battery charging will continue until both spacecraft are transported to the launch pad in early October.
* The Delta II preparations at NASA's Space Launch Complex 2 are complete, and the launch vehicle is awaiting arrival of the CALIPSO/CloudSat payloads for installation atop the second stage.
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