Intelsat, the world’s leading provider of satellite services, has announced that the launch of the Intelsat 18 spacecraft, aboard a Sea Launch AG-provided Land Launch Zenit-3SLB vehicle, has been delayed 24 hours. Orbital Sciences Corporation, the manufacturer of the satellite, is currently evaluating an out-of-specification parameter on Intelsat 18.
Launch provider Sea Launch has established a new estimated launch time of 5 p.m. EDT (22:00 GMT) on Wednesday, 5 October. The launch was originally set for 5 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, 4 October. The spacecraft is secure.