Boeing Delta II To Place Next Five IRIDIUM Satellites Into Orbit

A Boeing (NYSE: BA) Delta II will launch five IRIDIUM® telecommunications system satellites on Sunday, Aug. 17, from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), Calif. The five-second launch window opens at 5:55:30 p.m. PDT.


Media representatives planning to cover the launch from the press site should fax a letter on affiliation letterhead to the VAFB Public Affairs Office, fax (805) 734-8232, ext. 6-8303; phone (805) 734-8232, ext. 6-3595. The letter should include name, affiliation and phone number.

If you are not a U.S. citizen and wish to cover the launch, please contact the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Office at VAFB for additional requirements.


Media wishing to cover the launch are asked to meet on Aug. 17 at the Visitor Control station at the main gate of VAFB at 4:15 p.m. PDT to caravan to the press site.


Satellite coordinates will be announced on the Delta II 24-Hour Launch Information Hotline, (714) 896-4770.


Keith Takahashi (714) 896-1302, pager (800) 759-8888, PIN 137-5719; or Walt Rice (714) 896-5171, pager (800) 759-8888, PIN 130-5400; will be the on-site Boeing representatives.

Christine Nelson may be reached at the Boeing Huntington Beach, Calif., facility at the following numbers: (714) 896-1466, pager (800) 759-888, PIN 173-8783, and fax (714) 896-1308.

The Motorola Satellite Communications Group contact is Chad Madden, (602) 441-5067, pager (800) 759-8888, PIN 577-0195.

The Iridium LLC contacts are Michelle Lyle, (202) 408-3818, pager (800) 759-8888, PIN 113-3469; and John Windolph, (202) 326-5626, pager (800) 759-7243, PIN 227-9334.

For further information:
Keith Takahashi
(714) 896-1302