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Erica Hupp/Dolores Beasley
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-1237/1753)

George H. Diller
NASA Resident Office
Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
(Phone: 805/605-3051)

John Leslie
NOAA Satellites & Information Service
(Phone: 301/457-5005)

May 18, 2005
NASA Reschedules NOAA Satellite Launch
NASA's launch of the environmental satellite (NOAA-N) for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is scheduled for Friday, May 20 at 6:22 a.m. EDT.

Liftoff is from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The satellite has a 10-minute launch window.

NASA TV, Voice and Web Coverage:
NASA TV coverage starts at 4 a.m. EDT. The first 25 minutes of the launch will be shown on AMC-6, Transponder 9 located at 72 degrees West longitude. The second part of launch coverage is on AMC-6 Transponder 23, located at 72 degrees West longitude beginning approximately 45 minutes after launch. NASA TV information and webcast is available at:

For audio coverage of the launch, call: 321/867-1220/1240/1260/7135. Coverage of the second stage of the launch continues on: 321/867-7135.

Live information updates are available through the Kennedy Space Center Virtual Launch Control Center at:


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