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Published:April 26th, 2006 07:20 EST
Third time -  not a charm - CALIPSO Launch Delayed

Third time - not a charm - CALIPSO Launch Delayed

By SOP newswire

The launch of CALIPSO/CloudSat aboard a Delta II rocket was scrubbed this morning at 4:24 a.m. EDT, due to thick clouds that blanketed the area surrounding Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Launch Manager Chuck Dovale has directed his team to reset the launch systems and prepare for another launch attempt tomorrow morning. Tomorrow's outlook improves significantly, with only a 20% chance of violating weather constraints.

CALIPSO and CloudSat are flying into space aboard the swift and dependable Boeing Delta II rocket. With more than 300 successful flights, the dual-stage Delta II is NASA's medium-size payload specialist.

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Source:  Jet Propulsion Laboratory