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12.16.05 - The launch of Pluto New Horizons is rescheduled for no earlier than Jan. 17, 2006. This will enable an additional inspection of the Atlas launch vehicle.
12.06.05 - At Launch Complex 41, the Atlas V was successfully tested yesterday during a launch pad "Wet Dress Rehearsal."
11.29.05 - Due to a lack of resolution of the Boeing labor strike and other issues, the CALIPSO/CloudSat launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base will not occur during December as hoped.
11.16.05 - Delta II preparations for the CALIPSO and CloudSat launch are on hold until the payloads arrive at the pad but will resume when the Boeing technicians' strike is resolved.
11.09.05 - The CALIPSO and CloudSat satellites will be placed in an environmentally-controlled canister and placed on a transporter for the trip to the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
11.02.05 - The CALIPSO and CloudSat satellites are installed within the Dual Payload Attach Fitting at the Astrotech payload processing facilities at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
10.31.05 - CALIPSO and CloudSat are installed within the Dual Payload Attach Fitting and continue to undergo spacecraft battery charging at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
10.19.05 - NASA, Boeing and the U.S. Air Force are working on a problem with the batteries of the flight termination system of the Delta II to be used to launch CALIPSO and CloudSat.
10.13.05 - The CALIPSO and CloudSat launch has been postponed pending resolution of a problem encountered while testing launch-vehicle flight-termination system batteries.
10.05.05 - CALIPSO and CloudSat are installed within the Dual Payload Attach Fitting undergoing final battery charging in preparation for transport to the launch pad.
09.15.05 - Due to Range schedule conflicts, launch of CALIPSO/CloudSat is tentatively scheduled for no earlier than Oct. 26, pending approval of the Western Range.
09.06.05 - Due to other Delta II launch and test activity, CALIPSO/CloudSat is tentatively scheduled for no earlier than Oct. 1, pending the availability of the Western Range.
08.26.05 - The CloudSat spacecraft was fueled Aug. 14 and the fuel tanks pressurized Aug. 15; CALIPSO was fueled Aug. 24 and the fuel tanks pressurized Aug. 25.
08.01.05 - The MRO spacecraft has been mated with the Atlas V for the last phase of launch preparations.
07.22.05 - The Launch System Verification Test, spacecraft power-on testing and fueling is complete on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. A spin test was conducted July 12.
07.12.05 - The solar arrays of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will be deployed, inspected and stowed for launch. The Centaur upper stage for the Atlas V is in the Vertical Integration Facility.
06.29.05 - Power-on testing of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) continues to go well. The high-gain antenna was installed on Friday, June 24.
06.23.05 - Power-on testing of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) continues to go well. The high-gain antenna will be installed on Friday.
06.16.05 - On June 6, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's flight batteries were installed and activated. Autonomous self-testing has been completed and installation of the thermal blankets is under way.
06.06.05 - The Electra instrument, a telecommunications package, was installed on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on May 26.
05.26.05 - The CloudSat spacecraft arrived at VAFB May 2 from Boulder, Colo. The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation spacecraft (CALIPSO) arrived May 20 from France.
04.07.05 - In the Orbital Sciences Corporation hangar at Vandenberg Air Force Base, DART has been re-mated to the Pegasus launch vehicle and fairing reinstallation will be completed today.
02.16.05 - At Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, preparations are under way for mating the DART spacecraft with the Pegasus XL launch vehicle.
02.09.05 - The gaseous nitrogen regulator has been repaired, and the Reaction Control System is now being returned to Vandenberg Air Force Base for reinstallation on the Pegasus XL to be used to launch DART.
02.02.05 - In the Orbital Sciences Corporation hangar at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., the Reaction Control System (RCS) on the Pegasus launch vehicle has been depressurized and the leaking gaseous nitrogen regulator was removed.
01.26.05 - In the Orbital Sciences Corporation hangar at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a leak was observed last week during testing of the gaseous nitrogen regulator associated with the Reaction Control System on the Pegasus launch vehicle for DART.
01.19.05 - The launch of the Deep Impact spacecraft occurred successfully aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket at 1:47:08.574 p.m. EST on Jan. 12.