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Delta II COSMO - SkyMed 4 mission rescheduled for Nov. 1

Posted 10/31/2010   Updated 11/1/2010 Email story   Print story

    


United Launch Alliance

10/31/2010 - VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  -- Note: The following statement was provided by United Launch Alliance.

The launch of Delta II COSMO-SkyMed 4 (Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation) mission has been rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 1 with a launch time of 7:20 p.m. PDT. During the terminal launch countdown Sunday, an engine section heater did not operate properly. The heater is designed to keep the Delta II's engine components warm during the fueling of the rocket prior to flight.

To allow engineers the time required to correct this issue, the scheduled Sunday launch attempt was delayed 24 hours. Updates to the COSMO SkyMed-4 mission status will be issued as new information becomes available. United Launch Alliance provides the Delta II launch vehicle and mission services under a commercial launch service contract administered by Boeing Launch Services for Thales Alenia Space-Italia (TAS-I).



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11/2/2010 10:31:54 PM ET
Did it launch at 720 tonight
Kathy, cayucos
 
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