Press Release

Titan II Coriolis mission postponed

By SpaceRef Editor
December 17, 2002
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The launch of a Titan II booster from Space Launch Complex-4 West here has been postponed due to a vehicle problem with the spacecraft.   The launch has been rescheduled for Jan. 7, 2003.

The joint government and industry project dubbed Coriolis will put the Navy Windsat Radiometer and an Air Force Solar Mass Ejection Imager in a
low-Earth, sun synchronous orbit.

The Windsat radiometer will provide meteorological information on wind speed and direction at or near the surface of the ocean and the Solar Mass
Ejection Imager will provide early warning of coronal mass ejections that affect communications and power distribution systems on earth.

SpaceRef staff editor.