December 16, 2005
EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE STATUS REPORT
MISSION: New Horizons
LAUNCH VEHICLE: Lockheed Martin Atlas V 551 (AV-010)
LAUNCH PAD: Complex 41
LAUNCH SITE: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
LAUNCH DATE: NET Jan. 17, 2006, 1:24 to 3:24 p.m. EST
The launch of New Horizons is rescheduled for no earlier than Jan. 17, 2006. This will enable an additional inspection of the Atlas launch vehicle. The launch services contractor, Lockheed Martin, experienced problems in September on an updated Atlas propellant tank similar to the one being flown on the New Horizons mission. We continue our work based on a 35-day launch window.