Next Iridium Launch

10 Sep 1997 12:02:32 -0800

Iridium watchers,

Don't recall if I saw it mentioned here, but the fifth Iridium mission is
scheduled for this Saturday, September 13.  The Proton launch of this set of 7
satellites will be out of Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan; a 5-second launch
window opens at 6:36 pm PDT Sept. 13 (1:36am UTC on Sept 14).  E-TV is
planning live coverage of the launch starting about 30 minutes before
lift-off. The launch will be replayed at 9 a.m. and noon PDT, Monday, Sept.