Boeing Delta III To Launch Orion 3 Satellite

The launch of the Orion 3 satellite aboard a Boeing Delta III, the largest and newest addition to the Delta rocket family, will take place Monday, April 5, from Space Launch Complex 17 at Cape Canaveral Air Station (CCAS), Fla. The 69-minute launch window opens at 9:14 p.m. EDT. Spacecraft separation is approximately 36 minutes after liftoff.

Orion 3, built by Hughes Space and Communications for Loral Space & Communications, will expand the C-band and Ku-band coverage area of the Loral satellite service fleet to include the entire Asia-Pacific region. Live Video Feed and Webcasting

Boeing and Loral will provide a live video feed beginning at 9 p.m. EDT. Ku-band transmission will be carried on: Telstar 5, Transponder 19. Video streaming can be accessed via the Internet at: (



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