Allard Beutel/Jessica Rye
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
July 15, 2005
NASA Updates Media About Space Shuttle Launch Status
Space Shuttle managers will brief reporters this afternoon about NASA's Space Shuttle Return to Flight mission (STS-114). The news conference starts no earlier than 5:30 p.m. EDT, and it will be carried live on NASA TV from the Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
Managers and engineers are meeting today to review data and possible troubleshooting plans for a liquid hydrogen low-level fuel sensor inside the External Tank. The sensor failed a routine pre-launch check during the launch countdown Wednesday, causing mission managers to postpone Discovery’s first launch attempt.
A new official launch date will be scheduled when a troubleshooting plan is complete and engineers are working on a solution.
NASA TV is carried by MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. In Alaska and Hawaii, it's available in analog through Return to Flight on AMC-7, at 137 degrees west longitude, Transponder 18, at 4060 MHz, vertical polarization, audio at 6.8 MHz. Today’s news conference is available on the Internet at:
For the latest information about the STS-114 mission, visit:
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