Press Release

ILS Proton Launch of AMC-9 Postponed

By SpaceRef Editor
May 19, 2003
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The Proton launch of the
AMC-9 satellite was postponed today (17 May), International Launch Services

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

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


Contact: Fran Slimmer, International Launch Services, McLean, Va.;

Michelle Lyle, International Launch Services, McLean, Va.; 1-571-633-7463;

SpaceRef staff editor.