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Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
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George Diller
NASA Vandenberg Resident Office, Calif.
(805) 605-3051

March 13, 2006
NASA's ST5 Launch Postponed Due to Weather Forecast
Predicted weather conditions postponed Tuesday's scheduled launch of NASA’s Space Technology 5 (ST5) spacecraft. It will launch Wednesday, March 15, at 9:02 a.m. EST.

The forecast improves on Wednesday with only a 20 percent chance of not having acceptable weather.

ST5 launch coverage on NASA TV begins Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. EST. NASA TV's Public, Education and Media channels are available on an MPEG-2 digital C-band signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. In Alaska and Hawaii, they're on AMC-7 at 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization. For digital downlink information, visit:

To view ST5 launch and mission coverage on the Web, visit:

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