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George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.

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

On Tuesday, the Dawn spacecraft arrived at Pad 17-B at 5:10 a.m. after an overnight rollout from the Astrotech payload processing facility. At 8:01 a.m., Dawn was officially declared secure atop the Delta II rocket. Technicians successfully conducted spacecraft state-of-health checks on Wednesday.

The launch team completed the flight program verification on Thursday without issues. This integrated launch readiness electrical test ensures the Dawn spacecraft and Delta II rocket are working together in unison.

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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