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Columbus: Launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis delayed

6 December 2007

The launch of space shuttle Atlantis has been officially cancelled, since one of four engine cutoff sensors gave false readings. The new launch date for mission STS-122 is currently targeted for 7 February 2008.

 Space Shuttle Mission STS 122
zum Bild Space Shuttle Mission STS 122

STS-122 must wait a little longer

The launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis, planned for 22.31 CET on 6 December, and with it the Columbus Space Laboratory, has been postponed. More news, including a new launch time, will follow after a NASA press conference.

The 75 cubic-metre Columbus laboratory is Europe's biggest single contribution to the International Space Station. The 4.5-metre diameter cylindrical module is equipped with flexible reseach facilities that offer extensive science capabilities. The Columbus Control Centre will be based at DLR's Oberpfaffenhofen facility, near Munich.


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Texte zu diesem Artikel
Shuttle Mission STS-122 with the Columbus European Laboratory in overview (http://www.dlr.de/rd/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-1/86_read-10908/usetemplate-print/)
Hans Schlegel – ein Deutscher auf dem Weg zur ISS (http://www.dlr.de/rd/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-1/86_read-10999/usetemplate-print/)
Alles unter Kontrolle - Columbus-Kontrollzentrum (http://www.dlr.de/rd/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-1/86_read-10978/usetemplate-print/)
Multimedia-Angebote zur Columbus-Mission: Live-Streams, Webcasts und Blogs (http://www.dlr.de/rd/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-1/86_read-10989/usetemplate-print/)
Downloads zu diesem Artikel
Interview mit ESA-Missionsdirektor Luettgens zur Startverschiebung (WindowsMedia) (http://www.dlr.de/rd/en/Portaldata/1/Resources/webcast/luettgens-de_768k_stream.wmv)
Interview mit ESA-Missionsdirektor Luettgens zur Startverschiebung (RealMedia) (http://www.dlr.de/rd/en/Portaldata/1/Resources/webcast/luettgens-de_768k_stream.rm)
DLR-Podcast mit Hans Schlegel zur Columbus-Mission (http://www.dlr.de/rd/en/Portaldata/1/Resources/webcast/schlegel_podcast.mp3)