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Erica Hupp/Grey Hautaluoma
Headquarters, Washington
(202) 358-1237/0668

George Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
(321) 867-2468

Alan Buis (CloudSat)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
(818) 354-0474

Chris Rink (CALIPSO)
Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.
(757) 864-6786

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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