BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, June 19, 2012 – The launch of an ILS Proton launch vehicle with the SES-5 satellite was postponed today for one day for technical reasons with the launch vehicle. The satellite is being launched for SES of Luxembourg and was built by Space Systems/Loral. The launch is now set for June 21 at 12:24 am local time.

The delay was called after Khrunichev engineers at the launch site received an out of tolerance telemetry reading on a first stage subsystem during pre-flight testing. The replacement unit has been installed and fully tested; all test results are nominal. The vehicle and satellite remain in a safe configuration at the launch site.

Updated information will be posted on the ILS web site,, as it becomes available.

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