Launch of Canada's Satellite SCISAT

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Wednesday, August 6, 2003

Saint-Hubert, Quebec, August 5, 2003 - On August 12, 2003 at approximately 7 p.m. PDT, a L-1011 aircraft from the Vandenberg Air Base will release a Pegasus XL rocket. Fifteen minutes later the rocket's third stage will separate, launching Canada's satellite SCISAT into orbit.

SCISAT, Canada's second space science satellite launched this year by the Canadian Space Agency, will help Canadian and international scientists study ozone depletion in the atmosphere.

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30th Space Wing Public Affairs Office
Vandenberg Air Force Base
Telephone: 805-606-3595
FAX: 805-606-8303

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