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NASA Targets GLAST launch for June 7


WASHINGTON -- NASA has set June 7 as the new target launch date for the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope, or GLAST, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window extends from 11:45 a.m. to 1:40 p.m. EDT and remains unchanged through Aug. 7.

NASA had targeted June 5 for the GLAST launch aboard a Delta II rocket. Additional time was necessary for the Delta II launch team to assure that open engineering issues, which have been under review, are satisfactorily resolved.

The GLAST prelaunch news conference is planned for 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, at NASAís Kennedy Space Center News Center. Question and answer capability will be available from participating NASA locations.

The placement of remote cameras at Pad 17-B is planned for 1 p.m. on Friday, June 6. On launch day, news media should meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Space Florida parking lot outside Gate 1 of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Launch commentary on NASA Televisionís Media Channel 103 will begin at 9:45 a.m. on June 7. For complete NASA TV downlink information, schedules and links to streaming video, visit:


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