The Proton launch of the AMC-9 satellite was postponed today.
During prelaunch verification activities at the launch pad a launch
vehicle component anomaly was identified that requires replacement
or rework. Since this task cannot be accomplished on pad, the
launcher will have to be destacked.
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center and
International Launch Services will announce a new launch date as
soon as the component is repaired or replaced. A new launch date is
currently estimated to be within 30 days. The satellite is being
launched for Alcatel Space and SES AMERICOM.