Press Release

NASA Postpones Dawn Spacecraft Launch

By SpaceRef Editor
September 24, 2007
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NASA Postpones Dawn Spacecraft Launch

The launch of NASA’s Dawn spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket has been postponed 24 hours. Fueling of the launch vehicle’s second stage was unable to be completed on Sunday because of weather conditions at the launch pad.

The launch now is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 27, at the opening of a window that extends from 7:20 a.m. to 7:49 a.m. EDT. For reporters planning to establish remote cameras at the launch pad, set up has been rescheduled and will take place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

The prelaunch news conference is scheduled for 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 25. Live launch coverage on NASA Television is set to begin Thursday at 5:15 a.m.

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SpaceRef staff editor.