Sea Launch Delays Launch of XM-1 Satellite Radio Spacecraft

Sea Launch has delayed the launch of the XM-1 digital audio radio satellite. Yesterday's launch countdown was halted when a minor out-of-specification condition was detected on the satellite. The Zenit-3SL rocket performed as designed and the countdown was terminated in a successful manner.

The out-of-specification condition was resolved within minutes of stopping the launch. The short launch window did not allow adequate time for a recycle of the Sea Launch rocket. Sea Launch is in the process of rescheduling the launch.

Media representatives are encouraged to check the Sea Launch Media Hotline, 562.797.1000, for the latest launch information. Additional information will be posted on the Sea Launch website.

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Paula Korn