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ILS DELAYS PROTON LAUNCH OF EUTELSAT 9B

The launch of a Proton launch vehicle with the EUTELSAT 9B satellite has been delayed two days due to weather-related logistical issues associated with the nominal delivery of the second stage solid retro rockets. The launch vehicle processing continues without any technical issues, including the retro rockets, and the spacecraft remains in a safe configuration at the launch site.
 
The launch has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 30 at 04:20:09 local time in Baikonur. The satellite was built for Eutelsat of Paris, France by Airbus Defence and Space of Toulouse, France.
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Contact: Karen Monaghan, Director of Communications and Customer Relations, International Launch Services, Reston, VA.; +1-571-633-7549; mobile: +1-571-282-5195; k.monaghan@ilslaunch.com.
 

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