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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: July 7, 2007
Launch Time: 4:09:31 - 4:36:22 p.m. EDT

Over the weekend, Dutch Space personnel completed the solar array repair on Dawn as planned and spacecraft processing continues on schedule.

Dawn will be mated to its associated upper-stage booster on Thursday and transported to Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for mating to the Delta II on June 27.

At Pad 17-B, the Delta II second stage was hoisted atop the first stage on June 15.

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

Installation of the parachute and associated mortar and ordnance is under way.

A deployment of the solar array on the cruise stage is planned for Wednesday and a solar array lighting test is scheduled for Friday.

The first stage of the Delta II was hoisted into the launcher today at Pad 17-A. Attachment of the nine solid rocket boosters to the first stage will be performed Tuesday through Thursday.

Hoisting of the Delta II second stage atop the first stage is scheduled for June 26.

Previous status reports are available on the Web at:

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