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Ariane 5 Heavy Launch Of Spainish Military Satellite Delayed Again

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by Staff Writers
Kourou, French Guiana (SPX) Feb 26, 2006
Arianespace scrubbed Friday's scheduled launch of its Ariane-5 rocket because of an unspecified telemetry circuit problem. The rocket carries Eutelsat's HOT BIRD 7A telecom satellite and Spain's military SPAINSAT.

The company said in a statement that Alcatel Alenia Space has satisfactorily completed a full verification of the telemetry signal system for the HOT BIRD. The satellite is now said to be in �perfect health" and ready for launch.

Arianespace has resumed launch operations, including a series of on-ground verifications, and will announce a new target launch date soon probably - Monday or Tuesday.

Friday's announcement marked the second time the launch of the heavy-lift Ariane-5 was postponed. The rocket originally was slated for takeoff last Tuesday.

The first launch of Ariane-5, in 2002, was aborted after the rocket veered off course. It self-destructed over the Atlantic Ocean off the northeastern coast of South America. Technicians isolated the initial problem and launched two Ariane-5 boosters last year.

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Arianespace Clears Ariane 5 For Launch
Kourou, French Guyana (SPX) Feb 23, 2006
Arianespace has authorized the launch of its heavy-lift Ariane 5 ECA rocket for Friday evening, Feb. 24. The rocket will carry a dual payload of SPAINSAT, a military telecom satellite for Spain's Ministry of Defense, and HOT BIRD 7A, a television broadcasting satellite. Mission controllers approved the launch following the replacement of a problem component.

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