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26-Jul-99 | Delta flight 273 – Globalstar-5

Following a one-day postponement to allow the Shuttle to successfully deliver Chandra to orbit, Boeing’s fifth mission for Globalstar was performed on Sunday morning, 25 July, completing the system’s initial constellation of 32 satellites. The two-stage Delta with 4 solid booster motors lifted off from Cape Canaveral’s SLC-17B at an official range time of 03:46:03.329 EDT, in the first of two possible windows, and deployed its payload of 4 satellites nominally.

The next Delta launch will continue the summer spate of Globalstar missions. The first opportunity will be in less than 0 days.


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