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George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report
Mission: Dawn
Location: Astrotech Space Operations Facility
Launch Pad: 17-B
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7925-H
Launch Date: NET June 30, 2007
Launch Window: 5:13:15 p.m. - 5:33:15 p.m. EDT

  • Mission system performance testing continues and is planned to finish Friday.

  • A test of the spacecraft's primary communications antenna is scheduled for May 21.

  • The spacecraft solar arrays will be attached and deployed May 21 - 24.

  • The spacecraft will be moved to Astrotech's Hazardous Processing Facility for fueling on May 26.

Mission: Phoenix
Location: Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility
Launch Pad: 17-A
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7925
Launch Date: Aug. 3, 2007
Launch Time: 5:35:18 a.m. EDT

  • Spacecraft spin-balance testing is under way.

  • The spacecraft will be powered to begin testing on May 14.

  • The heat shield will be installed on May 15, and a separation test will then be performed.

  • The spacecraft's electrical power system will undergo a final performance test on May 17.

  • The flight software will be loaded aboard the spacecraft on May 21.

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