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Fraser
2005-Sep-22, 09:09 AM
SUMMARY: The launch of NASA's Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) was pushed back at least two days because high seas in the Indian Ocean are delaying a tracking ship from reaching its assigned position. The last of the Great Observatories, SIRTF will now launch on board a Delta 2 rocket no earlier than Monday, August 25 at 0535 GMT (1:35 a.m. EDT). The tracking ship will monitor the Delta 2's upper stage as it carries SIRTF to a higher orbit after launch. The spacecraft will follow the Earth's orbit and take pictures of some of the oldest, coldest and dust-obscured objects in the Universe.

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