George Diller Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
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Feb. 10, 2006
NASA Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report: E06-005
Space Technology 5 (ST5) Launch Site:
Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Launch Vehicle:
Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL Launch Date:
Feb. 28, 2006 Launch Window:
8:57 to 10:19 a.m. EST Targeted Drop Time:
9:02 a.m. EST
- Flight Simulation No. 4, an integrated test with the ST5 spacecraft and the Pegasus rocket, completed Wednesday. The flight termination system, avionics batteries and ST5 logo installed. Final functional testing and spacecraft closeouts scheduled this weekend.
- The three-day operation to install the Pegasus vehicle fairing around the ST5 starts Tuesday. Pegasus will be mated to its transporter on Feb. 20 and moved to Vandenberg's runway for mating to the Orbital Sciences L-1011 carrier jet aircraft on Feb. 24.
Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation and CloudSat Launch Vehicle:
Boeing Delta 7420 with Dual Payload Attach Fitting Launch Pad:
Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Launch Date:
No earlier than April Launch Window:
When determined, Delta II preparations will resume and payloads transported to the pad for installation.
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