April 24, 2015
By Chris Forrester
In what must be another nail-biting period for Telenor Satellite Broadcasting’s upcoming launch of its important Thor-7 satellite, the planned April 24th launch has been scrapped.
The giant Ariane rocket, complete with Thor-7, has been shifted from the launchpad back to the Final Assembly Building for safekeeping while an “anomaly” in the rocket’s technology is investigated and fixed.
This latest delay, while not in itself unusual, has meant that Thor-7 has now slipped around 6 weeks from its initial planned launch date. Arianespace will announce a new date imminently.