TS News - Launch Delays

TELE-satellit News, 24 August 1997

Launch Delays
  LUBECK, Germany, 97/08/24 (SatND) -- Several delays have been announced
to upcoming launches.

  The official date for the launch of PAS-5 aboard a Russian Proton from
the Baikonur cosmodrome has now been set to August 28, 6:33 a.m. local
time. As reported, the launch had to be delayed because one of the
satellite's antennas got damaged. A transmission of the launch will be
carried on Galaxy 9 (123 deg. West) on transponder 6, beginning at August
27, 8 p.m. ET.

  The launch of NASA's Lewis satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base is
now scheduled for August 23rd, during a launch window of 2:51 a.m. to 3:07
a.m. Eastern time. There is no planned live coverage of this launch, but
NASA TV will show a taped replay on Monday, August 25. Lewis is an advanced
Earth-imaging satellite that according to NASA is intended "to push the
state-of-the-art in scientific and commercial remote sensing." 

  The launch of GE-3, originally scheduled for August 27th, has been
delayed owing to an unspecified problem with the Atlas IIAS launch vehicle.
The delay is expected to last eight to ten days.

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