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Sunsat waits for another day (Jan 17)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Jan. 16, 1999 - Range safety concerns and
wind constraints have delayed the launch of a Boeing [NYSE: BA] Delta II
expendable launch vehicle carrying the ARGOS spacecraft for the U.S. Air
Force. The rocket was scheduled for launch at 2:39 a.m. PST today.
Officials scrubbed the launch after citing winds which had the potential to
shower debris in populated areas in the event the range had to destroy the
rocket during flight.

Boeing is proceeding with plans for a launch tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. 17. The
team will evaluate weather conditions and will issue updated launch and
broadcast information later today.

The Argos launch has two NASA-sponsored secondary payloads, the Ørsted &
satellite for Denmark and the SUNSAT micro-satellite for South Africa.

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