George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report
Cloud-Aerosol Lidar & Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation/CloudSat (CALIPSO/CloudSat) LAUNCH VEHICLE:
Boeing Delta 7420 with Dual Payload Attach Fitting (DPAF) LAUNCH PAD:
Space Launch Complex 2 LAUNCH SITE:
Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California LAUNCH DATE:
NET Oct. 26, 2005 LAUNCH WINDOW:
6:01 a.m. EDT
* Due to Range schedule conflicts, launch of CALIPSO/CloudSat is tentatively scheduled for no earlier than Oct. 26, pending approval of the Western Range.
* CALIPSO/CloudSat 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 CALIPSO/CloudSat payloads for installation atop the second stage.
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