TS News - First Iridium Launch Wednesday

TELE-satellit News, 6 January 1997

First Iridium Launch Wednesday
  VANDENBURG AIR FORCE BASE, USA, 97/01/06 (TS) -- The first batch of
Motorola's planned 66 Iridium satellites will take to the skies this
Wednesday, barring any last minute problems. A Delta II rocket is scheduled
to carry three satellites into orbit from Vandenberg AFB's Space Launch
Complex 2-West. The launch window begins at 0535 PST and continues until
0625 PST (1435-1525 UTC). For the latest information you can call the
McDonnell Douglas Delta II 24-hour Launch Information Hotline at 714-896-4770.

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