[Fwd: DELTA/FUSE LAUNCH POSTPONED 24 HOURS}

Mike DiMuzio (mdimuzio@cisnet.com)
Tue, 22 Jun 1999 04:41:01 +0000

John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899
AC 407 867-2468

George H. Diller
June 21, 1999
407/867-2468

KSC Release No.: 53-99

LAUNCH ADVISORY: DELTA/FUSE LAUNCH POSTPONED 24 HOURS

		The launch of NASA's Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer
(FUSE) spacecraft aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket scheduled for June 23 has
been postponed 24 hours.  It has been difficult to maintain the schedule of
work at the launch pad due to thunderstorms which have prevailed in the Cape
Canaveral vicinity this past weekend.  Launch has been rescheduled for
Thursday, June 24.  The launch window is unchanged and extends from 11:39
a.m. to 12:07 p.m.

		The prelaunch news conference has been rescheduled for
Wednesday, June 23 at 2 p.m. and will be carried live on NASA Television.
For photographers, remote camera placement at Pad 17-A has also been
rescheduled for Wednesday with departure from the NASA News Center at 11
a.m. 

		In support of L-1 day activities, the Pass & Identification
Building for the news media at Gate 2 on State Road 3, Merritt Island will
be open on Wednesday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for media
accreditation.

		On launch day, June 24, media will depart from the parking
lot of the Gate 1 Pass & Identification building on Cape Canaveral Air
Station at 10:30 a.m. for Press Site 1.  Press badges can be obtained
beginning at 10 a.m.  A Delta/FUSE mission press badge is required for all
media covering the launch from Press Site 1 on Cape Canaveral Air Station.

		                                          
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