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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Skynet satellite launch postponed

The launch of the British military's Skynet 5 satellite has been postponed due to a last-minute technical glitch.

The delay was ordered when a fault was found in the "deluge" system that sprays water across the launch pad to keep it cool as the rocket lifts off.

The Skynet spacecraft will deliver secure, high-bandwidth communications for UK and "friendly" forces. More If You Can Take It

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