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January 27, 2006
NASA Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report: E06-003

Mission: Space Technology 5 (ST5)
Launch Vehicle: Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL
Launch Date: Feb. 28, 2006
Launch Window: 8:57 – 10:19 A.M. EST

  • In the Orbital Sciences hangar, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., mating the three Pegasus XL stages completed.
  • ST5 testing and checkout complete. Spacecraft scheduled for mating with Pegasus on Feb. 6.
  • Pegasus Flight Simulation No. 2, today.

Mission: 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: TBD
Launch Window: TBD

  • Satellites installed in the Dual Payload Attach Fitting at the Astrotech payload processing facilities. They will remain there until launch date selected. Spacecraft battery charging performed as necessary.

Previous status reports are available on the Web at:



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