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McDONNELL DOUGLAS ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH OF DELTA EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE

 HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Nov. 22 ~PRNewswire~ -- Today's U.S. Air Force launch of a NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., is the 10th successful launch this year of a McDonnell Douglas (NYSE: MD)-built Delta expendable launch vehicle.
 "For the Delta team, this marks the fourth launch in less than three months, and we're on schedule to meet our goal of 11 launches for the year," said Larry Gale, McDonnell Douglas' U.S. Air Force program manager.
 Over the past 15 years and 82 launches, Delta rockets have maintained a 98.8 percent success record.
 A 7925 configuration of the Delta II boosted the U.S. Air Force GPS spacecraft into its transfer orbit. The GPS is a space-based radio navigation system that provide U.S. and allied land, sea and air forces with worldwide, three-dimensional position and velocity information.
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 ~CONTACT: Anne C. McCauley or Sheila M. Carter-Hart of McDonnell Douglas, 714-896-6211 or 714-896-1302~


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