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DELTA LAUNCHES EUVE SATELLITE

 DELTA LAUNCHES EUVE SATELLITE
 CAP CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The


32nd consecutive successful flight of a McDonnell Douglas-built Delta expendable launch vehicle took place at 12:40 p.m. EDT today from space launch complex 17 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The U.S. Air Force launch of NASA's Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) satellite is the fourth Delta II launch this year.
 The EUVE satellite will map the sky to determine the existence, direction, brightness and temperature of thousands of objects that are sources of extreme ultraviolet radiation.
 "Delta has traditionally been a part of efforts to expand scientific horizons. The launch of the EUVE satellite provides astronomers another view of the universe -- one that is avaiable only from space," said Larry Gale, McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Company's U.S. Air Force program manager.
 The EUVE surveys will be conducted by astronomers from the Center of Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics on the University of California at Berkeley campus, while the spectroscopic studies will be performed by guest observers.
 Over the past 14 years and 76 launches Delta rockets have maintained a 98.6 percent success record.
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