Kennedy News

George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Feb. 19, 2010
Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report
Spacecraft: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-P)
Launch Vehicle: Delta IV
Launch Pad: Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Launch Date: March 2, 2010
Launch Window: 6:19 - 7:19 p.m. EST

Due to weather, rollout of the GOES-P satellite from the Astrotech payload processing facility to Launch Complex 37 was postponed one day to Feb. 13. The spacecraft was hoisted atop the Delta IV rocket on Feb. 14. An interface verification test to check the connections between GOES-P and the Delta IV was conducted on Feb. 18.

The launch has been rescheduled to March 2 to allow sufficient time to complete scheduled work that was slowed by the weather. The Flight Readiness Review will be held on Feb. 25.

GOES-P will be launched into orbit for NASA and NOAA by Boeing Launch Services aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket under an FAA license.

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