[Fwd: LAUNCH DATES FOR UPCOMING NASA SPACECRAFT ON EXPENDABLE VEHICLES

Mike DiMuzio (mdimuzio@cisnet.com)
Sat, 15 May 1999 01:01:33 +0000

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Subject: LAUNCH DATES FOR UPCOMING NASA SPACECRAFT ON EXPENDABLE VEHICLES BECOME
UNCERTAIN
Date: Fri, 14 May 1999 14:49:29 -0400
From: "Buckingham-1, Bruce" <Bruce.Buckingham-1@pp.ksc.nasa.gov>
To: "'1  KSC-PRESS-RELEASE@news.ksc.nasa.gov'"
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NASA News  
National Aeronautics and
Space Administration

John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899
____________________________________________________________________________
________________________________			For Release: May 14,
1999

KSC Release No: 36-99

LAUNCH ADVISORY: LAUNCH DATES FOR UPCOMING NASA SPACECRAFT ON EXPENDABLE
VEHICLES BECOME UNCERTAIN

		Due to the recent anomalies involving expendable vehicles
not associated with NASA launches, there is a schedule impact on the
near-term NASA manifest.  NASA is a participant in the failure
investigations and is reviewing the readiness of its missions based on an
understanding of the failures and the proposed corrective actions.  With the
exception of the Pegasus/TERRIERS launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA,
scheduled for next week, other launch dates are uncertain. 

		 Following is a list of upcoming NASA flights with their
earliest possible launch timeframes.

		The launch of TERRIERS for Boston University on a Pegasus
rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base is confirmed for Monday, May 17,
during a launch window that extends from 10:05:47 - 10:14:26 p.m. PDT.  The
drop from the L-1011 aircraft is targeted to occur at 10:10 p.m. PDT.

		The launch of GOES-L for NASA and NOAA aboard an Atlas IIA
rocket from Pad 36-A at Cape Canaveral will occur no earlier than late May
following launch of STS-96.

		The launch of FUSE for NASA and Johns Hopkins University
from Pad 17-A at Cape Canaveral will occur no earlier than June 18.  This
could change to a later date during June.  

		The launch of QuickScat for NASA and the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory aboard a Titan II rocket from SLC-4W at Vandenberg Air Force Base
will occur no earlier than mid-June.

		Except for TERRIERS, these dates should be considered for
planning purposes until firm dates can be scheduled.

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