Monday, March 14, 2005

Inmarsat Satellite Launch Delayed

Inmarsat Group Ltd. said Friday that an "anomaly" in the final stages of the countdown forced the company to delay the launch of its first of three satellites that will make up a global broadband wireless network.

The London-based company said it hoped to launch the Inmarsat 4-F1 from Cape Canaveral in Florida between 4:42 p.m. and 4:58 p.m. EST. Friday.

The launch had been scheduled for the same timeThursday, but was postponed "after an anomaly was encountered in the final stages of the countdown at Cape Canaveral," the satellite operator said in a statement.

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