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George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report
Mission: Dawn
Location: Astrotech payload processing facility
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7925-H
Launch Pad: 17-B
Launch Date: Sept. 26, 2007
Launch Window: 7:25 - 7:54 a.m. EDT

Engineers loaded liquid oxygen aboard the first stage late last week as a test for first stage components.

Dawn spacecraft operational readiness testing is complete.

Spacecraft thermal blanket closeout work is being finished today.

Technicians will be installing Dawn into the payload canister on Sept. 10 for transportation to Launch Complex 17. The spacecraft will be mated to the Delta II rocket at Pad 17-B on Sept. 11.

The flight program verification, an integrated launch readiness test with the Dawn spacecraft integrated with the Delta II, is scheduled for Sept. 13.

Installation of the payload fairing around the spacecraft is scheduled for Sept. 19.

Previous status reports are available on the Web at:

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