Status Report

Shuttle Launch Postponed to Saturday 9 September

By SpaceRef Editor
September 8, 2006
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One of four engine cutoff sensors which did not show the correct reading, has forced NASA to postpone today’s Shuttle launch. The external tank will now be drained and another countdown performed tomorrow in view of a launch at 15:15 GMT.

This is an extension of the launch window that was announced today. For this reason, it is not know whether the ESA TV Service will be able to provide a rebroadcast of the launch.

Once the necessary bookings have been confirmed, the details will be put online and a amiling made.

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SpaceRef staff editor.