MSX Delayed to Sunday

Philip Chien (kc4yer@amsat.org)
Thu, 18 Apr 1996 23:44:26 -0400

>        ADVISORY TO ASSIGNMENT EDITORS                  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
>
>        REVISED SCHEDULE FOR MCDONNELL DOUGLAS
>DELTA II LAUNCH OF MSX SATELLITE
>
>        VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., April 18, 1996 -- The launch of
>a McDonnell Douglas Delta II expendable launch vehicle carrying the
>Ballistic Missile Defense Organization's Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX)
>satellite has been rescheduled for no earlier than Sunday, April 21.  The
>new launch window will open at 5:27:14 a.m. P.D.T. and close at 5:28:69
>a.m.
>         Previously scheduled for Friday, April 19, the launch was
>postponed due to forecasts of high altitude winds.  Wind conditions are
>being evaluated and the launch will be placed on a day-to-day hold.  Media
>are advised to confirm launch dates on a daily basis.


Philip Chien, Earth News - space writer and consultant  PCHIEN@IDS.NET
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