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Launch opportunity ???

Hi Guys

For what its worth.  P3D launch-opportunity hunters please note:

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[Headline] Ukrainian Sea Launch of US Satellite Moved to March '99 

Moscow ITAR-TASS in English 0620 GMT 24 Sep 98

[By Veronika Romanenkova] 

MOSCOW, September 24 (Itar-Tass) -- The first liftoff from the international
cosmodrome Sea Launch is shifted from this autumn to March 1999. It is planned
to put into orbit a space mockup instead of a real satellite, deputy general
designer of the Energiya space corporation Valeriy Aliev said in an interview
with Itar-Tass here on Thursday [24 September]. 

The first reason for the delay is unreadiness of the American satellite
Galaxy-11 which was to be fired off from the Sea Launch. The thing is that the
previous blastoff of Galaxy-10 was abortive, and the manufacturer of the
spacecraft, the American Hughes company, decided to improve the spacecraft. 

Thus, cancelling a fireoff from the Sea Launch this year, Hughes intends to
order two launches in 1999, Aliev noted. 

According to the deputy general designer, specialists are now engaged in
selecting a demonstration mockup, which is no less difficult than a choice of
a real satellite. 

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Can P3D swim ?  I know it does everything else.

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