Status Report

ESA TV coverage of postponed Shuttle Launch STS-115

By SpaceRef Editor
August 27, 2006
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ESA TV coverage of postponed Shuttle Launch STS-115

The launch at Space Shuttle mission STS-115 has been postponed by at least 24 hours to gather information and investigate potential effects from a lightning strike at the launch pad on Friday. At this point, there are no indications of damage, and the Mission Management Team will meet at 22:00 GMT today and decide whether to set the launch for Monday at 20:04 GMT. If it is determined that all systems are go for a Monday launch, the weather presents an 80 percent chance of “go” according forecasts made at Cape Canaveral.

In case of a launch on 28 August, the ESA TV Service will put the satellite details online around noon that day. The transmission will be from 19:45-22:15 GMT on Atlantic Bird 1.

For further information and a daily update of the transmission schedule, visit our website at For all enquires, contact Claus Habfast, Tel +31 71 565 3838, Fax +31 71 565 6340, e-mail

SpaceRef staff editor.