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EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT

Mission: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-O)
Launch Vehicle: Delta IV
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: No earlier than April 28, 2009
Launch Window: 6:24 - 7:24 p.m. EDT

The spacecraft was placed on a special stand on March 22 for
propellant functional testing and fueling preparations. A second
check with the Delta IV payload attach fitting is planned for March
28. The loading of hydrazine currently is scheduled for March 30.
Mating GOES-O to the Delta IV payload attach fitting for flight is
planned for April 3 and will be followed by encapsulation into the
fairing on April 6. The move to Launch Complex 37 for mating to the
Delta IV is scheduled for April 14.

At Launch Complex 37, checkout of the Delta IV and associated
prelaunch preparations are on schedule. A simulated flight test
exercising the launch vehicle systems as they will function during
launch is under way today. The "wet dress rehearsal," a countdown
dress rehearsal with the rocket fully fueled, is planned for April 8.

NASA has contracted with Boeing to build and launch the GOES-O
spacecraft. The NASA Launch Services Program at Kennedy is supporting
the launch in an advisory role. NASA spacecraft project management
for GOES-O is the responsibility of NASA's Goddard Space Flight
Center. After launch, once Boeing and NASA have completed checkouts
in orbit and the spacecraft is operational, it will be turned over to
NOAA.



Mission: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter/Lunar Crater Observation and
Sensing Satellite (LRO/LCROSS)
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: May 21, 2009
Launch Window: 5:32 - 6:32 p.m. EDT

This week LRO performed an integrated launch simulation. Thermal
blanket installation on the spacecraft continues.

The Atlas V is planned to be moved from the hangar at the Atlas Space
Operations Center to the Vertical Integration Facility at Launch
Complex 41 on or about April 10.
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EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT

Mission: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-O)
Launch Vehicle: Delta IV
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: No earlier than May 12, 2009
Launch Window: TBD

At Launch Complex 37, the Delta IV "wet dress rehearsal," a countdown
dress rehearsal with the rocket fully fueled, was conducted on April
8. While the test completed the majority of its objectives
successfully, a liquid oxygen leak was detected in the first stage,
possibly in the fill and drain valve. The testing of the second stage
was completed without issues. The hydrogen portion of the first stage
testing was also completed successfully. The United Launch Alliance
team has begun the process to isolate and repair the first stage
liquid oxygen leak. Another tanking test will be performed before the
GOES-O spacecraft is transported to the launch pad.

At the Astrotech Space Operations Facility, the GOES-O spacecraft was
encapsulated into the Delta IV payload fairing on April 7. Fairing
closeouts are under way. The spacecraft is now planned to be
transported from Astrotech to Launch Complex 37 for mating to the
Delta IV no earlier than April 24.

Launch is targeted to occur no earlier than May 12. The date will be
adjusted accordingly based on the outcome of troubleshooting and
readiness of the Delta IV, the status of space shuttle Atlantis on
STS-125, and the availability of the Eastern Range.

Boeing Satellite Systems built the GOES-O spacecraft with the
commercial launch service being provided to Boeing by United Launch
Alliance. The NASA Launch Services Program at Kennedy is supporting
the launch in an advisory role. NASA spacecraft project management
for GOES-O is the responsibility of NASAss Goddard Space Flight
Center. After launch, once Boeing and NASA have completed on-orbit
checkout and the spacecraft is operational, it will be turned over to
NOAA.



Mission: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter/Lunar Crater Observation and
Sensing Satellite (LRO/LCROSS)
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: No earlier than June 2, 2009
Launch Window: TBD

LRO spacecraft testing continues. The solar arrays are planned for
installation on April 20. The LCROSS spacecraft will begin
preparations for fueling on April 24 for fuel loading on May 5.

The Atlas V is scheduled to be moved from the hangar at the Atlas
Space Operations Facility to the Vertical Integration Facility near
the launch pad on April 23 for Atlas-Centaur integration.
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EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT

Mission: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-O)
Launch Vehicle: Delta IV
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: No earlier than May 20, 2009
Launch Window: TBD

The GOES-O launch aboard a Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex
37 currently is scheduled for no earlier than May 20. Recent
production lot testing of the linear shape charge system has
indicated the need to incorporate minor design changes to assure
their reliability. The linear shape charge is a component of the
Range Safety command destruct system. There are three linear shape
charges on this Delta IV which will require a modification. Schedules
are being developed for the qualification and implementation of the
design modification. It is anticipated that there will be some impact
to the current May 20 launch date.

On the Delta IV at Launch Complex 37, a repeat of the wet dress
rehearsal was completed on April 21. No liquid oxygen leak was
observed.

At the Astrotech Space Operations Facility, the GOES-O spacecraft is
enclosed in the payload fairing. The spacecraft remains in excellent
health, and is ready to be moved to the launch pad once a launch date
has been determined.
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EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT

Mission: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-O)
Launch Vehicle: Delta IV
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: No earlier than May 20, 2009
Launch Window: TBD

The GOES-O launch aboard a Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex
37 currently is scheduled for no earlier than May 20. Recent
production lot testing of the linear shape charge system indicated
the need to incorporate minor design changes to assure their
reliability. The linear shape charge is a component of the Range
Safety command destruct system. There are three linear shape charges
on this Delta IV which will require a modification. Schedules are
being developed for the qualification and implementation of the
design modification. It is anticipated that there will be some impact
to the current May 20 launch date.

At the Astrotech Space Operations Facility, the GOES-O spacecraft is
enclosed in the payload fairing. The spacecraft remains in excellent
health and is ready to be moved to the launch pad once a launch date
has been determined.

NASA has contracted with Boeing to build and launch the GOES-O
spacecraft. The NASA Launch Services Program at Kennedy is supporting
the launch in an advisory role. NASA spacecraft project management
for GOES-O is the responsibility of NASA's Goddard Space Flight
Center. After launch, once Boeing and NASA have completed on-orbit
checkout and the spacecraft is operational, it will be turned over to
NOAA.



Mission: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter/Lunar Crater Observation and
Sensing Satellite (LRO/LCROSS)
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: No earlier than June 2, 2009
Launch Window: TBD

The Atlas V booster stage was moved from the hangar at the Atlas Space
Operations Facility to the Vertical Integration Facility near the
launch pad on April 27. The Centaur was moved on April 29 and hoisted
atop the Atlas.

The LCROSS spacecraft was fueled on April 25. LRO fuel loading is
scheduled for May 5.

The three solar arrays were attached to LRO on April 19. Spacecraft
testing during the week of April 20 included a circuit check of the
solar arrays, a course sun sensor functional test, and phase testing
of the attitude control system.
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EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT

Mission: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter/Lunar Crater Observation and
Sensing Satellite (LRO/LCROSS)
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: No earlier than June 17, 2009
Launch Window: TBD

NASA decided to move the LRO/LCROSS from a June 2 window to a June 17
window so as to allow the LCROSS team additional time to mitigate a
potential thrust disturbance associated with the Atlas V Centaur
fill/drain valves. The Centaur is being used in a way that has never
been done before. While the Centaur hardware is designed and built to
reliably perform its purpose of launching spacecraft, LCROSS is using
the spent Centaur as a lunar impactor. This reuse has posed technical
challenges which the LCROSS team has had to address.

At Launch Complex 41, the Atlas V launch vehicle was rolled from the
Vertical Integration Facility to the launch pad in preparation for
the wet dress rehearsal that is under way today. The Atlas V is being
fully loaded with propellants including liquid hydrogen, liquid
oxygen and RP-1 fuel. The launch vehicle will be rolled off the pad
and returned to the Vertical Integration Facility on Saturday, May
16.

At the Astrotech payload processing facility, LRO/LCROSS is being
encapsulated into the Atlas V payload fairing today. The spacecraft
will be moved to the launch pad for integration with the Atlas V no
earlier than May 21.



Mission: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-O)
Launch Vehicle: Delta IV
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: June 2009
Launch Window: TBD

On the Delta IV at Launch Complex 37, the three linear shape charges
which are to be modified have been removed from the rocket.
Meanwhile, data from the second wet dress rehearsal and the flight
program verification that followed are undergoing the customary
review. However, there appear to be no significant concerns.

At the Astrotech Space Operations Facility, the GOES-O spacecraft is
enclosed in the payload fairing. The spacecraft remains in excellent
health and is ready to be moved to the launch pad on June 6.

NASA has contracted with Boeing to build and launch the GOES-O
spacecraft. The NASA Launch Services Program at Kennedy is supporting
the launch in an advisory role. NASA spacecraft project management
for GOES-O is the responsibility of NASA's Goddard Space Flight
Center. After launch, once Boeing and NASA have completed on-orbit
checkout and the spacecraft is operational, it will be turned over to
NOAA.
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EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT 31.08.2009

Mission: Space Tracking and Surveillance System - Demonstrators
Program (STSS-Demo)
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7920-10
Launch Pad: Launch Pad 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: Sept. 15, 2009
Launch Window: 8 - 9 p.m. EDT

The Delta II was powered on last week for state of health checks and
associated testing. Configuring the pad for launch also is under way.

The STSS Demo payload arrived at the launch pad for hoisting atop the
Delta II on Aug. 27. Spacecraft ground support equipment also arrived
at the pad this week.



Spacecraft: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V-401
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: No Earlier Than Dec. 4, 2009

A verification test of the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager was
successfully performed last week. The three primary science
instruments were powered up for a Ka-band data flow checkout, and
closeouts are in work. The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly high output
paraffin actuator door deployment test was completed on Aug. 25.



Spacecraft: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7320
Launch Pad: SLC-2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
Launch Date: Dec. 7, 2009

At the Astrotech payload processing facility on north Vandenberg, WISE
has been transferred to a work stand to begin processing for launch.
Battery conditioning, spacecraft cleaning and post-ship functional
testing were completed on Aug. 25. The spacecraft functional testing
began on Aug. 24 and is expected to be complete in approximately
seven days.
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EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT

Mission: Space Tracking and Surveillance System - Demonstrators
Program (STSS-Demo)
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7920-10
Launch Pad: Launch Pad 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: No Earlier Than Sept. 17, 2009
Launch Window: 8 - 9 p.m. EDT

Prelaunch preparations at Pad 17B are going well and are on schedule.
The Flight Program Verification took place Friday. This is an
integrated electrical and mechanical test of the Delta II together
with the STSS Demo payload that includes both countdown and flight
event milestones.

The next major activity is the installation of the payload fairing
around the STSS spacecraft next week on Sept. 9.



Spacecraft: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V-401
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: Feb. 3, 2010

The launch of the Solar Dynamics Observatory is rescheduled to Feb. 3,
2010, to allow sufficient time to launch the other planned missions
that are ahead of SDO on the Atlas V manifest.

On the evening of Sept. 2, a three-day SDO Launch/Mission Simulation
came to a close. It began on Aug. 31 with a simulated launch,
spacecraft separation from the Atlas V, solar array and antenna
deployments, and a simulated contingency maneuver. The test was
successful with only minor troubleshooting necessary.
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EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT

Mission: Space Tracking and Surveillance System - Demonstrators
Program (STSS-Demo)
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7920-10
Launch Pad: Launch Pad 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: Sept. 18, 2009
Launch Window: 8 - 8:58 a.m. EDT

The STSS Demo spacecraft Interface Verification Test with the Delta II
rocket and the spacecraft functional test that followed are both
complete. The Flight Program Verification test, an electrical and
mechanical test involving the Delta II and the spacecraft, has also
been completed. The installation of the payload fairing around the
STSS spacecraft is set for this weekend.

The Flight Readiness Review is scheduled for Sept. 14. Loading of the
hypergolic propellants aboard the Delta II second stage will follow
on Sept. 15. On Sept. 17 at 11 p.m., the mobile service tower will be
pulled away from the Delta II rocket. On launch day, Sept. 18, the
terminal countdown begins at 5:20 a.m. to start the loading of the
RP-1 fuel and liquid oxygen aboard the Delta II first stage.



Spacecraft: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7320
Launch Pad: SLC-2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
Launch Date: Dec. 7, 2009
Launch Window: 9:10 - 9:23 a.m. EST

At the Astrotech payload processing facility on north Vandenberg, the
WISE spacecraft functional testing is complete. This week no work was
scheduled to allow for crew crest after the longer work days required
to support the ten days of spacecraft functional testing. Processing
will resume next week.

Vandenberg Air Force Base experienced the effects of a 3.9 magnitude
(light) earthquake at 4:22 a.m. PDT on Sept. 10. The epicenter was
offshore in the Pacific Ocean approximately 9 miles west of Lompoc.
WISE personnel performed an inspection of the spacecraft and no
anomalies were noted. Also, nothing unusual was found after an
inspection of the Astrotech payload processing facility.

Build-up of the Delta II at Space Launch Complex 2 is scheduled to
begin on Oct. 19 with hoisting of the first stage into the launcher.



Spacecraft: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V-401
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: Feb. 3, 2010
Launch Window: 10:53 - 11:53 a.m. EST

With the launch being rescheduled to Feb. 3, 2010, and major SDO
testing complete, spacecraft processing has reached a logical point
to begin a spacecraft dwell period. SDO and spacecraft ground test
support equipment have been powered off. SDO has been placed within
environmentally protective double coverings.
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EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT

Mission: Space Tracking and Surveillance System - Demonstrators
Program (STSS-Demo)
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7920-10
Launch Pad: Launch Pad 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: No earlier than Sept. 23, 2009
Launch Window: 8 - 9 a.m. EDT

To accommodate readiness of the STSS Demo spacecraft, the launch of
the Delta II has been rescheduled for no earlier than Wednesday,
Sept. 23 at 8 a.m. EDT. The launch window is 60 minutes in duration.

Loading of the hypergolic propellants aboard the Delta II second stage
is scheduled for Sept. 20. The mission countdown dress rehearsal will
also be performed that day. The Launch Readiness Review is to be held
on Sept. 21.

On Sept. 22 at 11:30 p.m., the mobile service tower will be pulled
away from the Delta II rocket. On launch day, Sept. 23, the terminal
countdown begins at 5:20 a.m. to start the loading of the RP-1 fuel
and liquid oxygen aboard the Delta II first stage.

At this time there is a 40 percent probability of not meeting the
launch weather criteria during the one hour launch opportunity.



Spacecraft: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7320
Launch Pad: SLC-2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
Launch Date: Dec. 7, 2009
Launch Window: 9:10 - 9:23 a.m. EST

At the Astrotech payload processing facility on north Vandenberg, WISE
spacecraft testing continues. This week the Mission Sequence Test and
Operational Readiness Test are under way and will conclude next week.


Build-up of the Delta II at Space Launch Complex 2 is scheduled to
begin on Oct. 19 with hoisting of the first stage into the launcher.



Spacecraft: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V-401
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: Feb. 3, 2010
Launch Window: 10:53 - 11:53 a.m. EST

With the launch being rescheduled to Feb. 3, 2010 the SDO spacecraft
is in a dwell period at Astrotech. There is no testing or processing
activity currently under way. Spacecraft launch preparations are
currently planned to resume on Sept. 28.
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DELTA II DEFENSE DEPARTMENT LAUNCH RESCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 23

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - To accommodate spacecraft readiness, launch of
the Missile Defense Agency's Space Tracking and Surveillance System
Demonstration mission, or STSS Demo, has been rescheduled for
Wednesday, Sept. 23, from Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force
Station, Fla. The launch window opens at 8 a.m. EDT and is one hour
long.
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EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT

Spacecraft: Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Launch Vehicle: Delta II 7320
Launch Pad: SLC-2, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
Launch Date: Dec. 7, 2009
Launch Window: 6:10 - 6:23 a.m. PST

Testing has been conducted successfully on the Tracking & Data Relay
Satellite transmitter that will be used on the rocket. It will relay
vehicle data to the ground during the launch and will be evaluated
for possible use on future Delta II missions from Vandenberg. Second
stage propellant system qualification testing has been completed.
Three days of guidance and control system checks are currently under
way. The Delta II flight simulation is currently scheduled for Nov.
11. The first stage will be loaded with liquid oxygen on Nov. 12 for
leak checks and associated testing.

At the Astrotech payload processing facility on north Vandenberg, work
continues to load and then freeze the cryogenic hydrogen. This
activity is approximately 60 percent complete and will continue for
about another week. This will be used to supercool the infrared
telescope during its six months of observations. There then will be
one final week of spacecraft testing before work begins to prepare
WISE to move to the launch pad for integration with the Delta II.



Spacecraft: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V-401
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: Feb. 3, 2010
Launch Window: 10:53 - 11:53 a.m. EST

Prelaunch testing is nearing completion that leads to the milestone of
fueling the spacecraft in early January. As an outcome of electrical
testing, the SDO test team currently is doing analysis of the
spacecraft grounding system.

The Atlas rocket first-stage booster arrived by air at Cape Canaveral
Air Force Station on Oct. 26. The Centaur upper stage is now
scheduled to arrive in the late afternoon or early evening on Nov 16
and be offloaded the following morning on Nov. 17.
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Dec. 11, 2009


LAUNCH OF NASA'S WISE SPACECRAFT DELAYED UNTIL DEC. 14

WASHINGTON - The launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer,
or WISE, spacecraft aboard a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air
Force Base in California has been rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 14.
The launch window extends from 9:09 to 9:23 a.m. EST. The first
launch attempt scheduled for Dec. 11 was delayed because of a problem
with the motion of a booster steering engine.

Mission managers have implemented a plan to resolve the issue. This
plan includes removing and replacing a suspect component today. The
current weather forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of acceptable
weather at launch time on Monday.

NASA TV coverage of the countdown and WISE launch will begin at 7 a.m.
on Dec. 14 and also will be available on the NASA Web site at:

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The WISE mission news center is operational at the NASA Vandenberg
Resident Office. Reporters can call 805-605-3051 for launch
information. Recorded status reports are available by dialing
805-734-2693.

For more information about the WISE mission, visit:

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EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT

Spacecraft: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V-401
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: Feb. 3, 2010
Launch Window: 10:53 - 11:53 a.m. EST

At the Astrotech payload processing facility, SDO solar arrays were
inspected and cleaned. Last weekend, SDO was moved to a fixture for
rotation from vertical to horizontal to undergo final mechanical work
and spacecraft cleaning. A spacecraft launch simulation was completed
at Astrotech Dec. 8.

On Dec. 13, SDO was cleaned and closeouts were performed in the
horizontal position for the final time. On Tuesday, spacecraft
closeouts began in preparation for soft storage and fueling
operations.

The Kennedy Space Center fueling and propulsion teams prepared for
fueling activities.

After undergoing preliminary testing, the Atlas and Centaur stages of
the Atlas V rocket were transported from the hangar at the Atlas
Spaceflight Operations Center (ASOC), located south of Launch Complex
41, to the complex's Vertical Integration Facility on Dec. 15. Build
up of the Atlas V booster began Dec. 15.



Spacecraft: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-P)Launch Vehicle: Delta IV
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: Feb. 25, 2010
Launch Time: TBD

The GOES-P satellite arrived at NASA's Shuttle Landing Facility from
its manufacturing plant in El Segundo, Calif., on Dec. 17. Upon
arrival, the spacecraft was offloaded and transported to the
Astrotech payload processing facility to begin prelaunch testing.
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CORRECTION: EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT

Spacecraft: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V-401
Launch Pad: Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Launch Date: Feb. 9, 2010
Launch Window: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. EST

The mating of the Centaur stage to the Atlas was delayed several days
before the holiday break by high wind causing more time to be
consumed than the contingency days which were available. As a result,
the launch of the Solar Dynamics Observatory is being rescheduled to
Feb. 9 if Space Shuttle Endeavour launches as planned on Feb. 7.
Current processing continues to go well for both the Atlas V and for
SDO.

At Launch Complex 41, integrated testing of the Atlas and Centaur
stages of the Atlas V is continuing. On Jan. 20, the launch vehicle
will be transported from the Vertical Integration Facility to the
launch pad in preparation for the wet countdown dress rehearsal to be
conducted later that day. This will be a full countdown launch
vehicle test exercise with the entire launch team and the rocket
fully fueled with liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen, and RP-1. The
payload does not participate in this test.

At the Astrotech payload processing facility, fueling operations are
under way this week. Oxidizer was loaded into the spacecraft on Jan.
5, and fuel is being loaded aboard today. The Atlas V fairing is
currently scheduled to be installed around the SDO spacecraft on Jan.
21, and then transported to Complex 41 for hoisting atop the Atlas V
on or about Jan. 26.


Spacecraft: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-P)
Launch Vehicle: Delta IV
Launch Pad: Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Launch Date: No Earlier Than Feb. 25, 2010

While most of the spacecraft was uncovered prior to the holidays,
uncovering of the individual spacecraft instruments and subsystems is
under way today. Associated testing is beginning. Testing of the
spacecraft bus has been completed. The full testing of the satellite
takes approximately six weeks and involves the imaging system,
instrumentation, communications and power systems. Next, the
satellite will be fueled with the propellant necessary for orbit
maneuvers and the attitude control system. Once this is completed,
the spacecraft will be encapsulated in the Delta IV payload fairing
in preparation for transport to the launch pad and hoisted atop the
rocket.

On Jan. 5 work began to mate the second stage of the Delta IV with the
first stage in the Horizontal Integration Facility located at Complex
37. On Jan. 12, the rocket will be transported to the launch pad. It
will be installed into the launcher on Jan. 13. The first of two
solid rocket boosters will be attached on Jan. 14, and the second
booster the following day on Jan. 15.

GOES-P, to be launched for NASA and NOAA, is a United Launch Alliance
commercial launch under a Federal Aviation Administration license
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EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT

Spacecraft: Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO)
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V-401
Launch Pad: Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Launch Date: Feb. 9, 2010
Launch Window: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. EST

At Launch Complex 41, integrated testing of the Atlas and Centaur
stages of the Atlas V is continuing. On the morning of Jan. 20, the
launch vehicle was transported from the Vertical Integration Facility
to the launch pad in preparation for the wet countdown dress
rehearsal. The test began during the afternoon and came to a
successful conclusion at 6:50 p.m. This was a full launch vehicle
countdown test exercise with the entire launch team participating.
The rocket was fully fueled with liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen, and
RP-1. The payload does not participate in this test.

At the Astrotech payload processing facility, spacecraft fueling
operations are finished. Oxidizer was loaded into the spacecraft on
Jan. 5, and fuel was loaded aboard Jan. 8. The Atlas V fairing was
installed around the SDO spacecraft on Jan. 21. It is currently
scheduled to be transported to Launch Complex 41 for hoisting atop
the Atlas V on Jan. 26.


Spacecraft: Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-P)
Launch Vehicle: Delta IV
Launch Pad: Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Launch Date: March 1, 2010
Launch Window: 6:19 - 7:19 p.m. EST

GOES-P processing is going well. Spacecraft electrical performance
testing is complete. Cleaning and inspection of the instruments are
finished. GOES-P was moved to the fueling stand on Jan. 18.

The satellite currently is planned to be fueled next week with the
propellant necessary for orbit maneuvers and the attitude control
system. Once this is completed, the spacecraft will be encapsulated
in the Delta IV payload fairing in preparation for transport to the
launch pad.

On Jan. 12, the Delta IV rocket was transported to the launch pad. It
was installed into the launcher on Jan. 13. The first of two solid
rocket boosters was attached on Jan. 14, and the second booster the
following day on Jan. 15. The wet countdown dress rehearsal with the
rocket fully fueled is currently scheduled to be conducted on Feb. 8.
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