Press Release

Boeing and Air Force Delay Delta IV Launch of DSCS III B6

By SpaceRef Editor
July 31, 2003
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Boeing and U.S.
Air Force officials are delaying Sunday’s launch of the Defense Satellite
Communications System (DSCS) spacecraft, DSCS III B6, aboard a Boeing Delta IV
rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., to no earlier than Aug. 4.

The launch is being delayed so that additional testing to verify launch
vehicle insulation integrity can be accomplished.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Integrated Defense Systems is one of the
world’s largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis,
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $25 billion business. It provides
systems solutions to its global military, government and commercial customers.
It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; the
world’s largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world’s largest satellite
manufacturer and a leading provider of space-based communications; the primary
systems integrator for U.S. missile defense; NASA’s largest contractor; and a
global leader in launch services.

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