25 Apr 2006
(Source: NASA Headquarters)
Today's attempt to launch the CALIPSO and CloudSat satellites has been scrubbed due to upper level winds exceeding launch weather criteria. NASA launch manager Chuck Dovale has directed his team to reset the launch systems and prepare for another opportunity to launch the mission tomorrow.
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.