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Proton launch of commercial satellite delayed
Posted: Sun, May 22, 2005, 7:05 AM ET (1105 GMT)
Proton carrying DirecTV 8 erected on launch pad (ILS) The launch of a commercial satellite on a Proton rocket was postponed one day Saturday because of a technical problem. The Proton M was scheduled to lift off Saturday afternoon from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying the DirecTV 8 satellite into orbit. However, the launch was scrubbed earlier in the day because of an unspecified "technical problem" about which no further details were provided; International Launch Services later said the problem was with the launch vehicle. The problem has been resolved and the launch is now scheduled for Sunday at 1:59 pm EDT (1759 GMT). The 3711-kilogram DirecTV 8 satellite, built by Space Systems/Loral, will be placed at 101 degrees west longitude to provide direct-to-home satellite TV services.
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