From: Kennedy Space Center
Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2003
MISSION: Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF)
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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