RE: Rescheduled Titan 4 launch

John Pike (
Thu, 17 Jul 1997 18:06:13 -0400

At 12:42 PM 7/17/97 PDT, Huston, Stu wrote:
>The TITAN IV launch is scheduled to occur between Friday, July 18th, at 10 
>pm and Saturday, July 19th, at 2 am.  <<Note: PDT=UT-7>>
>Call (805) 734-8232, Ext. 6-1857 for current launch updates.

On Wednesday 16 Jul there was an N204 leak from the Thrust Vector
Control tank on one of the solid rocket motors. Over 40 pad personnel
were evaluated for ill effects, though none were apparently injured.
The launch has been postponed, pending resolution of this problem.
My understanding is that they are probably looking at a delay of about
a week or so......


John Pike
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