Press Release

NASA Provides Media With Latest Shuttle Launch Status

By SpaceRef Editor
July 18, 2005
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NASA Provides Media With Latest Shuttle Launch Status
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Space Shuttle managers will brief reporters today about NASA’s Space Shuttle Return to Flight mission (STS-114). The news conference starts no earlier than 5:30 p.m. EDT. It will be live on NASA TV from Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Fla. Questions will only be taken from media at Kennedy.

Managers and engineers have been working since last week developing troubleshooting plans for a liquid hydrogen low-level fuel sensor inside the Shuttle’s External Tank. The sensor failed a routine pre-launch check during the launch countdown Wednesday, causing NASA to postpone Discovery’s first launch attempt. The next attempt will take place no earlier than late this week.

NASA TV is carried by MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. It’s available in Alaska and Hawaii in analog through Return to Flight on AMC-7, at 137 degrees west longitude, Transponder 18, at 4060 MHz, vertical polarization, audio at 6.8 MHz. A Digital Video Broadcast compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder is required for reception. Today’s news conference will be available on the Internet at:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

For the latest information about the STS-114 mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/returntoflight

SpaceRef staff editor.