Delta III / Orion 3 Status

Tobias, Lynn (
Tue, 4 May 1999 20:14:32 -0700

The Boeing Delta III / Orion 3 launch WebCast went off the air a few minutes
after spacecraft separation.  At that time, they had had problems getting
data from the ground stations (Ascension and HBK (S. Africa?)), but it
appears that the second burn of the second stage was shorter than nominal
(~2min:41sec), as reported by voice communication with Diego Garcia.  All
other data up to that point indicated nominal performance of the Delta III.

Further updates are to be available on the Delta Launch Hotline,