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Katherine Trinidad
Headquarters, Washington
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George Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.
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May 12, 2006
NASA Expendable Launch Vehicle Status Report: E06-014
Mission: Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO)
Launch Pad: 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Vehicle: Boeing Delta II
Launch Date: July 22, 2006
Launch Times: 3:11 - 3:13 p.m. and 4:19 - 4:34 p.m. EDT

Technicians completed state-of-health testing of the two STEREO spacecraft this week, following their May 3 arrival in Florida. Individual system checkout is under way.

The STEREO flight batteries are scheduled to be installed next week. The build-up of the Delta II rocket at Pad 17-B is scheduled to begin during the last week of May.

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STEREO will use "3D" vision to build a global picture of the sun and its influences. For more information, visit:

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