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Titan launch delayed for at least a month
Posted: Tue, Jan 23, 2001, 11:03 AM ET (1603 GMT)
The launch of a military weather satellite on a Titan 2 booster has been delayed for at least a month, and possibly two or more months, because of continued technical problems with the launcher. The Air Force had planned to make a launch attempt Tuesday morning, but cancelled those plans Monday night after engineers were unable to resolve problems with the booster's guidance computer first noticed Sunday night. Officials had previously said that if the launch was scrubbed on Tuesday, they would have to wait one to two months before trying again as the booster, a refurbished ICBM, would require extended servicing. Launch attempts on Saturday and Sunday were scrubbed because of other technical glitches with the rocket and payload. The Titan is carrying the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F19 spacecraft, which will provide weather data for the U.S. military from its perch in a circular, polar low-Earth orbit.
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