Space Shuttle Discovery launch scheduled for Tuesday
Saturday, July 23, 2005
NASA has announced that the Space Shuttle Discovery is due to blast off on Tuesday 26 July at 10.39 am EDT.
The news that the 43 hour countdown will be restarted on Saturday comes after the successful resolution of the problems that forced the aborting of the previous launch attempt.
The countdown includes 28 hours of scheduled "hold time" bringing the total time period up to Tuesday.
The launch had been scrubbed previously due to a faulty main fuel tank sensor which was sufferring from electromagnetic interference. Engineers fixed the problem by improving the electrical grounding of the system to reduce interference.
- "Return to Flight Launch Countdown Begins Again Saturday" — , July 23, 2005
- "NASA Moving Toward Tuesday Launch Attempt For Shuttle Discovery" — , July 20, 2005
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