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January 21st, 2016

Weather Or Not — Not! ILS Delays EUTELSAT 9B Launch

[Satnews] Thanks to some weather worries, the launch of a Proton launch vehicle with the EUTELSAT 9B satellite has been delayed two days.

Weather-related logistical issues associated with the nominal delivery of the second stage solid retro rockets is the cause of the concern. The launch vehicle processing continues without any technical issues, including the retro rockets, and the spacecraft remains in a safe configuration at the launch site.
The launch has now been rescheduled for Saturday, January 30, at 04:20:09 local time in Baikonur. The satellite was built for Eutelsat of Paris, France, by Airbus Defence and Space of Toulouse, France.