Multiple Launches Are Scheduled
Myriad launches are keeping launch pads busy, according to announcements:
In mid-July, there will be a missile defense test involving the Theater High-Altitude Area Defense system.
No sooner than Aug. 20, NASA will launch the STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral using a Boeing Delta II lifter.
In 2009, Lockheed Martin Corp. [LMT] will launch the Mars Science Laboratory on an Atlas V 541 from Cape Canaveral.