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22-Jul-99 | Delta flight 272 – Globalstar-4

Boeing’s fourth mission for Globalstar was successfully completed on Saturday morning, 10 July. The two-stage Delta with 4 solid booster motors lifted off from Cape Canaveral’s SLC-17B at an official range time of 04:45:37.185 EDT, the opening of the first of two possible windows. The launch had been scrubbed for two days previous due to high-altitude winds. The terminal countdown was free from holds and all four satellites were deployed into highly accurate orbits, par for the course for the Boeing team.

The next Delta launch will be another Globalstar mission, and will complete the initial constellation of 32 satellites. It will also carry a “videoroc” and is scheduled to launch in less that 0 days. It has been pushed back by one day to give the Shuttle one more chance to launch before August.

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