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Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
(Phone: 202/358-3749)

Bruce Buckingham
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(Phone: 321/867-2468)

September 15, 2005
Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report: E05-011
Mission: CloudSat and the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CloudSat/CALIPSO)
Launch Vehicle: Boeing Delta 7420 w/Dual Payload Attach Fitting
Launch Pad: Space Launch Complex 2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
Launch Date: NET Oct. 26, 2005
Launch Window: 6:01 a.m. EDT

Due to Range schedule conflicts, launch of CloudSat/CALIPSO is tentatively scheduled for no earlier than Oct. 26, pending approval of the Western Range.

CloudSat/CALIPSO processing activities are complete. Battery charging will continue until both spacecraft are transported to the launch pad in early October.

The Delta II preparations at NASA's Space Launch Complex 2 are complete, and the launch vehicle is awaiting arrival of the CloudSat/CALIPSO payloads for installation atop the second stage.

For previous status reports are on the Internet, visit:


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