Iridium Launch Delayed Again

Mir16609 (Mir16609@aol.com)
Thu, 2 Apr 1998 21:34:04 EST

>From Florida Today / Space Today at:
http://www.flatoday.com/space/today/index.htm

Thursday, April 2, 1998

                                Glitch delays Proton rocket launch again

                   For the second straight day, the launch of seven Iridium
system
                   communications satellites aboard a Russian Proton rocket
has been
                   postponed. The delay was ordered to fix a technical problem
with the
                   Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad, Iridium officials said.
Liftoff is now
                   scheduled for Friday at 9:29 p.m. EST (0229 GMT). 

                   -Justin Ray 

Don Gardner
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