Erica Hupp/Grey Hautaluoma
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
Alan Buis (CloudSat)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Chris Rink (CALIPSO)
Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.
April 23, 2006
NASA'S CloudSat and CALIPSO Launch Rescheduled
The launch of NASA's CloudSat and CALIPSO (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations) was rescheduled for Tuesday, April 25. Launch is set for 6:02 a.m. EDT from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Launch commentary on NASA TV starts at 4 a.m. EDT.
The weather forecast calls for a 90 percent probability of acceptable launch conditions.
Media covering the launch on Tuesday should meet at the Vandenberg main gate at 5 a.m. EDT (2 a.m. PDT) for escort to the press site. Media needing accreditation for launch should call Staff Sgt. Allen Puckett at (805) 606-3595 at the 30th Space Wing Public Affairs Office.
A recorded CloudSat and CALIPSO launch status update is available at: (805) 734-2693.
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