Launch of NASA’s CloudSat and CALIPSO mission rescheduled

Launch of NASA’s CloudSat and CALIPSO mission rescheduled

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Washington, USA, 24 April 2006: The CALIPSO and CloudSat satellites that were set to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on missions to study clouds and aerosols, tiny particles in the air have been rescheduled until April 25 morning after a refueling aircraft for the radar tracking plane was unavailable morning of April 23.

The two satellites are flying into space aboard the swift and dependable Boeing Delta II rocket. With more than 300 successful flights, the dual-stage Delta II is NASA’s medium-size payload specialist.