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The launch of the Discovery space shuttle could take place on July 16, 2005
According to preliminary data, the launch of the Discovery space shuttle could take place on July 16, 2005, the Federal Space Agency (Roskosmos) said on its Web site Thursday. But the report also said that the current launch window ended on July 31, 2005. Roskosmos said that Wednesday's launch of Discovery, which had been scheduled for 23:51 p.m. Moscow time (7:11 p.m. GMT) from Cape Canaveral, had been aborted due to a fault with an external fuel tank sensor. According to Nikolai Moiseyev, the deputy head of Roskosmos, "nothing extraordinary had occurred." "U.S. experts need time to study the situation," he said. "Russian specialists also sometimes experience problems with sensors at the Baikonur space center (located in Kazakhstan and used by Russia for its launches). But they normally manage to deal with the situation within 24 hours without altering a launch schedule." The shuttle fleet has been grounded for over two years since the loss of Columbia and its crew in February 2003. The Discovery mission should be the 114th shuttle flight
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