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Canadian Northern Lights Mission Launch Delay

Press Release From: Canadian Space Agency
Posted: Wednesday, February 2, 2000

Poker Flat, Alaska, - The Canadian Space Agency is set to launch a Canadian-built rocket into space on a scientific mission to study the Northern Lights.

The launch window for the GEODESIC (Geoelectrodynamics and Electro-Optical Detection of Electron and Suprathermal Ion Currents) mission, which also includes instruments funded by NASA, is scheduled for February 3 to 14. An exact launch date cannot be set because the mission requires specific weather conditions.

A post-launch press release will be sent out to members of the media. The rocket will be launched from a NASA facility in Poker Flat, Alaska.

Date: Between February 3 to 14, 2000

Location: Poker Flat, Alaska, United States

For more information :

Yanik Deschênes
Canadian Space Agency
Telephone: (450) 926-4370
Cell : (5l4) 945-4522

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