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Sirius-XM launch delayed

October 21, 2013

By Chris Forrester

siriusradioA fault at a South African satellite tracking station has forced International Launch Services to delay launching a Sirius-XM satellite for at least 24 hours.

The craft, Sirius-FM6, was due to be launched on a Proton rocket late on October 20th.

The 6.6 tonne satellite is now rescheduled to blast off late on Monday evening (Moscow time at 10.13pm, or 18.13 GMT). The Space Systems/Loral-built satellite has been on the launch pad since Thursday.

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