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Delta II launch delayed

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The launch of a Delta II rocket has been rescheduled for no earlier than 7 September at 11:50 a.m. due to Hurricane Hanna affecting the availability of key launch personnel located at Cape Canaveral. The rocket will lift off from Space Launch Complex-2 carrying United Launch Alliance's GeoEye-1 Satellite. 

For more information about the Delta II, contact Mike Rein from United Launch Alliance at (321) 693-6250. 

For more information about the Launch, contact Susan Wells from Boeing at (321) 446-4970. 

Note to Editors: The following media opportunities are available for members of the media accredited by 30th Space Wing Public Affairs. For accreditation, call Stefan T. Bocchino at 805-606-6139. 

Remote camera set-up: Media photographers wishing to place remote cameras at the launch pad should register with Mike Rein of the United Launch Alliance at 321-693-6250. 

Camera set-up will occur on Saturday, Sept. 6, departing the Main Gate Visitor Center will be 1:00 p.m. 

Launch viewing of the Delta II: Sunday, Sept. 7, departing the Main Gate Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m. 

Broadcast: Boeing will broadcast the launch throughout the continental United States at:
Satellite: AMC-1 C17
Orbital Location: 103 Degrees West
Uplink Frequency: 6265 MHz Vertical
Downlink Frequency: 4040 MHz Horizontal
Audio: 6.2 and 6.8 

The broadcast begins at 11:00 a.m., PDT with bars and tone and ends about 1:00 p.m. A one-hour test signal will be broadcast Sept. 6 from VAFB beginning at 1:00 p.m. PDT. The test will include bars, tone and an identifying slate. Prior to the scheduled test media should verify their receiving equipment is capable of receiving C band signals and AMC-1 C17. 

Boeing will web cast the launch at:  
Viewers may also access the live web cast at: or