Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
September 15, 2005
Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report: E05-011
CloudSat and the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CloudSat/CALIPSO) Launch Vehicle:
Boeing Delta 7420 w/Dual Payload Attach Fitting Launch Pad:
Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Launch Date:
NET Oct. 26, 2005 Launch Window:
6:01 a.m. EDT
Due to Range schedule conflicts, launch of CloudSat/CALIPSO is tentatively scheduled for no earlier than Oct. 26, pending approval of the Western Range.
CloudSat/CALIPSO 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 CloudSat/CALIPSO payloads for installation atop the second stage.
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