Iridium Launch Delayed Again

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Thu, 2 Apr 1998 21:34:04 EST

>From Florida Today / Space Today at:

Thursday, April 2, 1998

                                Glitch delays Proton rocket launch again

                   For the second straight day, the launch of seven Iridium
                   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
76.8419 W, 39.1796 N,  34m ASL