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CONTOUR Headed to the Cape
CONTOUR Headed to the Cape
28 Mar 2002
(Source: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)

SPACECRAFT AND EXPENDABLE VEHICLES STATUS REPORT

MISSION: CONTOUR (Comet Nucleus Tour)
LAUNCH VEHICLE: Delta II 7425
LAUNCH PAD: 17-A Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
LAUNCH DATE: July 1, 2002
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2:57:12 - 2:57:24 a.m. EDT

The spacecraft's solid propellant motor will arrive at KSC on Tuesday, Apr. 2 and be processed prior to the arrival of CONTOUR. The spacecraft is currently at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD and will arrive at KSC on Apr. 25 to begin final checkout and preparations for launch.

At Space Launch Complex 17, erection of the Delta booster is planned to begin on May 29.

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Last Updated: 29 Mar 2002