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George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report
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

Engineers successfully performed the spin testing of Phoenix this week.

Mating of Phoenix to the upper-stage booster is scheduled for July 17.

Final installation of the heat shield onto the cruise stage will occur July 18.

Phoenix will be transported to Pad 17-A and mated to the Delta II on July 23.

Mission: Dawn
Location: Pad 17-B
Launch Pad: 17-B
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7925-H
Launch Timeframe: September

Dawn remains atop the Delta II launch vehicle at Pad 17-B. The spacecraft will be removed from the launch vehicle and returned to a payload processing facility late next week.

Program managers are working to determine a specific launch date based on the launch window for the mission's science objectives, the availability of the Eastern Range, and the necessary tracking, data and telemetry support.

Previous status reports are available on the Web at:

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