Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2002
Boeing [NYSE: BA] officials today delayed the first launch of the Boeing Delta IV, which was scheduled to launch a commercial telecommunications satellite for Eutelsat on Saturday, Nov. 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Fla.
The launch team is working to resolve a potential issue at this time and will determine by Monday their launch readiness for Tuesday, November 19.
A press conference will be held today at 3:00 p.m. EST at the DoubleTree Hotel, 2080 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach, Fla. Officials from Boeing, Eutelsat, Alcatel Space, the U.S. Air Force, and the Pratt & Whitney will provide details on the delay as well as information on the Delta IV W5 mission.
The Delta IV rocket scheduled to deploy the W5 spacecraft is a Medium+ (4,2) configuration of the five-member Delta IV family of rockets developed by Boeing Expendable Launch Systems, a major program of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.
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