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Fraser
2006-Sep-08, 08:56 PM
The delays to STS-115 - the Space Shuttle Atlantis mission to the space station - continue to mount. The latest issue is a malfunctioning fuel cut-off sensor designed to protect the shuttle's main engines if they unexpectedly run out of fuel. NASA's rules require that the shuttle tank be completely drained to test the fuel sensors before it can be filled up again. This has pushed the launch back to 1515 GMT (11:15 am EDT) on Saturday.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/09/08/atlantis-launch-delayed-to-saturday/)