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LAUNCH OF SPOT 3 RESCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 24

 WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Following complete verification of electrical equipment of the SPOT 3 earth observation satellite, the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), France's space agency, has begun final preparation of the satellite, Arianespace said. The launcher preparation campaign will therefore resume on Sept. 17, 1993, with the launch now scheduled for Friday, Sept. 24, 1993
 Launch time is tentatively scheduled for:
 10:27 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. in Kourou, French Guiana
 or 9:27 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Washington
 or 1:27 a.m. to 1:45 a.m. GMT on Sept. 25,
 or 3:27 a.m. to 3:45 a.m. on Sept. 25 in Paris.
 Arianespace, an industrial and commercial company, is a world leader in the provision of commercial space transportation services. Arianespace also markets and sells Ariane launch services and provides launch operations from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana. Arianespace Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arianespace, is responsible for marketing launch services in the United States; a liaison office in Tokyo assures an Arianespace presence in Japan and in the Pacific region.
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 /CONTACT: Michelle Lyle of Arianespace Inc., 202-628-3936; Claude Sanchez of Arianespace S.A., 33/1-6087-60-13/14; or Dieter Brand of Arianespace Tokyo, 813-3592-2766/


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