Press Release

Launch of Kodiak Star Postponed to Saturday Sep 22

By SpaceRef Editor
September 21, 2001
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The launch of Kodiak Star aboard a Lockheed Martin Athena I rocket from
Alaska has been postponed 24-hours due to weather.

“The combination of gusty winds, low clouds and rain precluded a launch
attempt today,” said Jim Sardonia, launch weather officer.

The launch is now scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22 at the opening of a
launch window extending from 5 – 7 p.m. ADT (9-11 p.m. EDT.) Launch
coverage on NASA Television begins at 3:30 p.m. ADT (7:30 p.m. EDT) and will
continue until the last of the four Kodiak Star spacecraft for NASA and the
Department of Defense have been deployed. The final deployment
confirmation, that of Starshine, is expected to be communicated from
Antarctica approximate 2 hours, 10 minutes after launch.

SpaceRef staff editor.