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18-Aug-01 | Juggling act to take place at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Spacecraft delays with the TIMED/Jason-1 mission will cause Boeing engineers to destack the vehicle currently on the pad at Space Launch Complex 2 West. Another Delta rocket will take its place as the commercial imaging satellite QuickBird 2 moves up to first in line.

Meanwhile, it appears Aqua will once again be pushed back to early 2002. Originally planned for launch late in 2000, Aqua’s launch has progressively moved to May, July, and September 2001; first quarter of 2002; and most recently December 2001. (Note that Goddard is presently under a denial-of-service attack by the Code Red virus and the Aqua site, along with most other internal sites, may be unavailable for the near future.)

Specific launch dates have yet to be determined.

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