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3 Apr 2009
(Source: NASA)

George H. Diller
Kennedy Space Center, Fla.



Mission: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter/Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LRO/LCROSS)
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V
Launch Pad: Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Launch Date: No earlier than June 2, 2009 Launch Window: TBD

The launch of LRO/LCROSS has been rescheduled to no earlier than June 2. This will enable sufficient time to be built back into the Atlas V processing schedule to support launch. The processing schedule became insufficient after the launch postponement of the Atlas V for the non-NASA mission currently on the launch pad.

This week the LRO spacecraft team has been performing mission launch rehearsals, liftoff through lunar insertion. The solar arrays are planned for installation on April 8.

The LCROSS spacecraft team is performing electrical testing.

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