CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., May 12, 2003 — The launch of an Atlas V launch vehicle with the Hellas-Sat satellite was postponed today, International Launch Services announced.

During prelaunch activities at the launch pad a vehicle instrumentation anomaly was identified that requires investigation, and possible replacement of a component, which can be accomplished while the vehicle is in launch configuration. The vehicle will be returned to the Vehicle Integration Facility for the work to be performed. The Atlas team will determine tonight whether this will be a 24- or 48-hour recycle for launch either Tuesday or Wednesday. The satellite is being launched for Hellas-Sat and it was built by Astrium.

For updated status, please check the ILS website, or the U.S. domestic Launch Hotline at 1-800-852-4980.




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