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STS-114 DELAYED LAUNCH



SUBMITTED BY ARTHUR N1ORC - AMSAT A/C #31468

Today's Return to Flight launch of Space Shuttle Discovery has been 
postponed due to an issue with a low-level fuel cutoff sensor onboard 
the vehicle. The sensor protects an orbiter's main engines by triggering 
them to shut down in the event fuel runs unexpectedly low. Mission 
managers are currently assessing the problem. More information will be 
announced as it becomes available.

Eileen Collins is the commander for the Return to Flight mission and 
leads an international crew of six astronauts. Discovery is set for a 
12-day flight to deliver equipment and supplies to the International 
Space Station. The STS-114 mission comes after a two and a half year 
initiative to reinforce the orbiters and improve the safety of the Space 
Shuttle fleet.
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