Boeing and U.S. Air
Force officials postponed the launch of the Defense Satellite Communications
System spacecraft, DSCS III B6, aboard a Boeing Delta IV rocket from Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Fla.

The launch team will be replacing an antenna associated with the rocket’s
flight termination system, and the work will not be completed in time to make
the last day of the range availability assigned for this mission on Aug. 5.

Boeing is coordinating with the Air Force to determine a new launch date
based on the next availability in the launch range schedule at CCAFS.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Integrated Defense Systems is one of the
world’s largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis,
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $25 billion business. It provides
systems solutions to its global military, government and commercial customers.
It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; the
world’s largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world’s largest satellite
manufacturer and a leading provider of space-based communications; the primary
systems integrator for U.S. missile defense; NASA’s largest contractor; and a
global leader in launch services.