Status Report

Today’s Shuttle Launch Postponed

By SpaceRef Editor
September 6, 2006
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A 24-hour scrub of the STS-115 Shuttle launch has been called by NASA Mission Managers due to a concern with Fuel Cell 1 of the Orbiter. Troubleshooting will continue throughout the day.

Atlantis and its six astronauts are now set to lift off not earlier than Thursday 7 September at 16:03 GMT from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

If Atlantis is not launched by Friday 8 September, the flight will most probably be delayed to late October.

Details on ESA-TV coverage of the launch will be mailed as soon as the launch date has been confirmed.

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SpaceRef staff editor.