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J.D. Harrington
Headquarters, Washington
Phone: (202) 358-5241

George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
Phone: (321) 867-2468

Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report
MISSION: Space Technology 5 (ST5)
LAUNCH VEHICLE: Orbital Sciences Pegasus XL
LAUNCH SITE: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
LAUNCH DATE: Feb. 28, 2006
LAUNCH WINDOW: 8:57 a.m. - 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, yesterday.

MISSION: Cloud-Aerosol Lidar & Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation/CloudSat (CALIPSO/CloudSat)
LAUNCH VEHICLE: Boeing Delta 7420 with Dual Payload Attach Fitting
LAUNCH PAD: Space Launch Complex 2
LAUNCH SITE: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

  • 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.

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