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10 Apr 2002
(Source: Kennedy Space Center)


George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center

MISSION: CONTOUR (Comet Nucleus Tour)
LAUNCH PAD: 17-A Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
LAUNCH DATE: July 1, 2002
LAUNCH WINDOW: 2:56:14 - 2:56:26 a.m. EDT

The spacecraft's solid rocket motor arrived at KSC on Tuesday, Apr. 2 and is being processed at SAEF-2 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. The spacecraft's electrical ground support and test equipment will arrive two days prior on Apr. 23.

The launch vehicle second stage arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Monday, Apr. 1 and is undergoing checkout at Delta launch vehicle Hangar AO. The Delta first stage is scheduled to arrive at Cape Canaveral on Apr. 15.

At Space Launch Complex 17, erection of the Delta booster is planned to begin on May 28. A pre-vehicle-on-stand (Pre-VOS) review is scheduled for May 21 at the Boeing facility in Huntington Beach, CA.

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Last Updated: 11 Apr 2002