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CONTOUR Spacecraft Scheduled for Launch on Wednesday July 3

Status Report From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Monday, July 1, 2002

The launch of NASA's Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) spacecraft has officially been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 3 at 2:47:41 a.m. EDT. Liftoff will occur aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket from Pad 17-A on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

REMOTE CAMERAS

Media wishing to establish remote cameras at the launch pad should meet at the Pass & Identification Building located outside Gate 1 of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on State Road 401 at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, to be escorted to Space Launch Complex 17.

LAUNCH DAY PRESS COVERAGE

On launch day, access badges will be issued for all news media starting at 1:15 a.m. at the Pass & Identification Building on SR 401 outside Gate 1 of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Departure for Press Site 1 will be at 1:30 a.m. A Cape Canaveral Air Force Station press badge is required. Kennedy Space Center and Space Shuttle access badges will not be honored at Gate 1.

NASA TELEVISION AND WEB COVERAGE

Coverage of the launch on NASA Television will begin at 1 a.m. EDT and will conclude after spacecraft separation occurring 63 1/2 minutes after launch. NASA Television is available on satellite GE-2, transponder 9C, located at 85 degrees West longitude. A simulcast of the NASA Television coverage will also be available on the World Wide Web at http://www.ksc.nasa.gov Additional information about CONTOUR is available at http://www.contour2002.org Audio only of NASA Television coverage of the launch will be available on the "V" circuits which may be dialed directly at 321/867-1220, 1240, 1260, 7135.

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