Kodiak launch rescheduled for Monday

Posted: Monday, September 24, 2001

KODIAK (AP) -- The launch of a Lockheed Martin rocket from the Kodiak Rocket Launch Complex has been rescheduled for Monday, officials said Sunday.

The launch had originally been scheduled for Friday, but was scrubbed due to rain and high winds. A Saturday evening launch was canceled due to problems with the sea-band radar that would track the Athena One rocket.

''The radar problem has been resolved so we are going to have another launch attempt Monday,'' said Julie Andrews of Lockheed Martin.

The launch was scheduled for 5:30 p.m., weather permitting, Andrews said.

''We're pressing ahead,'' Andrews said. ''We'll just have to wait and see if we get a break from the weather.''

Project Kodiak Star, a joint operation of NASA, Lockheed Martin and the Department of Defense, will launch four satellites into orbit. It would be the fourth launch from the Kodiak rocket complex but the first orbital launch.

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