TS News - Thaicom, BSAT Face Delay

TELE-satellit News, 7 April 1997

Thaicom, BSAT Face Delay
  PARIS, France, 97/04/07 (SatND) -- The Thai satellite THAICOM 3 and the
Japanese BSAT 1A will have to wait before the can be put in orbit on Ariane
flight 95. Originally planned for April 11, the launch was postponed after
"a slight anomaly was detected while clamping the THAICOM 3 satellite to
its adapter on the Ariane launcher," as Arianespace said in a brief
statement. "Additional technical checks were immediately initiated, and
Arianespace will announce a new tentative launch date early this week."

  By: Peter Klanowski
  Source: Sat-ND
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