MUSES-B launch update

Yoshiro Yamada (
Thu, 30 Jan 1997 14:31:01 +0900

VSOP Launch Update

Update 27 January 1997

Due to a problem encountered with the wires which restrain the solar panels
until they are deployed, the launch date of the VSOP satellite has been
delayed by four days until Feb 11th.

The first Announcement of Opportunity stated that the launch was expected to
take place in September 1996: this was delayed in June 1996 until February

The nominal launch date of 7th February 1997 was officially announced in
October 1996. The launch window extends from the 7th until the 28th of

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