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NASA Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) Launch Status Report 4 Jun 2003

Status Report From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2003

MISSION: Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF)

  • LAUNCH VEHICLE: Delta II Heavy
  • LAUNCH PAD: 17-B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
  • LAUNCH DATE: August 23, 2003
  • LAUNCH TIME: TBD

The SIRTF observatory is in NASA's class 10,000 laminar flow clean room at spacecraft Hangar AE awaiting its return to the launch pad in early August.

The launch date has been moved forward four days to August 23.

Project management of SIRTF for NASA is by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The observatory was built for NASA by Lockheed Martin and Ball Aerospace.

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