BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, May 17, 2003 — The Proton launch of the AMC-9 satellite was postponed today, International Launch Services announced.

During routine prelaunch verification activities at the launch pad a launch vehicle anomaly on one of the gyro units was identified that requires replacement of the unit.

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center and International Launch Services will announce a new launch date as soon as the unit is replaced. The satellite is being launched for Alcatel Space and SES AMERICOM.

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




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