Iridium launch delay

Ralph McConahy (
02 Apr 1998 09:58:23 -0800

     I haven't seen this posted yet, so here's some info for any who 
     haven't heard.
     The launch of seven Iridiums, scheduled yesterday, from the Baykonur 
     Cosmodrome by a Proton booster rocket has been delayed for 24 hours 
     until 0235 UT Friday [Thursday evening U.S. time].
     The delay was caused by "low resistance in launch pad cables." The 
     cables have been replaced and all is said "ready to go."
       Ralph McConahy
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