Friday, March 26, 2010

SCRUB! Tonight's Ariane 5 Launch Delayed

(UPDATED 11:40 am ET) -- The launch of an Ariane 5 rocket has been delayed for several days after the discovery of an issue with the "launcher subsystem", according to the Ariane launch team.

A new launch date could be announced as early as tomorrow following the replacement and testing of the faulty equipment.

The launch likely to be delayed until no earlier than Tuesday afternoon. Stay tune for new details soon.

The 166-foot rocket will deploy two communications satellites about a half-hour in to the ascent -- the ASTRA 3B and COMSATBw-2

Tune in for LIVE televised coverage of the launch here at

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