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18-Nov-05 | Strike continues

The machinists’ strike at Boeing continues to keep all Delta launches on hold. No word on the progress of negotiations, if any.


18-Nov-05 | Dawn told to “stand down”

Dawn, a NASA mission to visit two of the solar system’s biggest asteroids, Vesta and Ceres, has been told to stand down. Although budget constraints were cited as one of the reasons for the order, this does not necessarily mean the project is cancelled outright. An “independent assessment team” will review Dawn and file a report with NASA administration before a final decision is made. If the mission does move forward in the future, its launch aboard a Delta 7925-Heavy (previously scheduled for June 2006) should be expected to slip. (Space.com, 07-Nov-05)


04-Nov-05 | Strike puts Delta launches on hold

A strike by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, affecting employees at Boeing’s Huntington Beach, Calif., and Decatur, Ala., facilities as well as both Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg launch sites, has caused all pending Delta launch dates to be put on hold. This includes NASA’s CALIPSO and CloudSat missions, previously scheduled for 7 November, and probably NRO L-21, intended for later this month.


     

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