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Weather Delays Shuttle, Boeing Postpones Delta II Until Sunday

A weather delay of this morning's Space Shuttle Columbia launch will postpone Saturday's scheduled Boeing Delta II launch.

In order to provide Columbia with another launch opportunity today, Boeing and its commercial customers, Space Systems/Loral and Globalstar, postponed a Delta II launch for 24 hours. The Delta II launch of four Globalstar satellites for Space Systems/Loral has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 25.

The two three-minute launch windows for the Delta II mission open at 3:46 a.m. and 6:44 a.m. EDT. The decision to load liquid oxygen and attempt to launch during the first window or to wait for the second window will be made at approximately T-85 minutes in the countdown.

Live Satellite Broadcast Feed

Boeing and Loral will broadcast the launch live beginning at 3:30 a.m. EDT. The U.S. satellite Ku-band transmission will be available on: Telstar 5, transponder 17 with a vertical polarization. The Ku-band transmission downlink frequency is 12022 MHz. Telstar 5 is located at 97 degrees West.

The European satellite broadcast will be carried on: Intelsat K, on transponder Ku-6H lower. The polarity of the downlink will be horizontal and the frequency will be 11,531.5 MHz. The satellite is located at 338.5 degrees West.

Bars and tone will be broadcast starting at 3:00 a.m. EDT.

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