Boeing's commercial launch business successfully launched the
second of four Italian Constellation of Small Satellites for
Mediterranean basin Observation (COSMO) SkyMed spacecraft Saturday,
aboard a Delta II rocket for Thales Alenia Space Italia.
NASA has delayed Sunday's launch of space shuttle Atlantis on
its STS-122 mission to the International Space Station. Shuttle
program managers made the decision at 7:24 a.m. EST (Sunday) after
a failure occurred in a fuel sensor system while Atlantis' external
fuel tank was being filled. Space shuttle Atlantis' STS-122 mission
to the International Space Station now is targeted to launch no
earlier than Jan. 2 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center.