ILS Launch Of Cablevision’s Rainbow 1 Satellite Has 40 Percent Chance Of Weather Delay Tonight

By | July 17, 2003 | Uncategorized

At press time, Cablevision Systems [NYSE: CVC] was preparing to launch its first satellite aboard an Atlas 5 rocket Thursday evening but weather conditions could interfere with those plans.

Rain and thunderstorms were forecasted at the Cape Canaveral, Fla., launch site this afternoon but were expected to clear sufficiently to give the mission a 60 percent chance of taking place tonight, ILS spokeswoman Fran Slimmer told SATELLITE TODAY. The launch window is between 7:20 p.m. and 9 p.m. EDT

The Atlas 5, marketed by a Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] joint venture, has amassed a track record of 65 successive successful missions in past 10 years.

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