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McDONNELL DOUGLAS COMMERCIAL DELTA INC. CHOSEN TO LAUNCH TWO TELECOMMUNICATIONS SATELLITES FOR KOREA TELECOM

 McDONNELL DOUGLAS COMMERCIAL DELTA INC. CHOSEN TO LAUNCH
 TWO TELECOMMUNICATIONS SATELLITES FOR KOREA TELECOM
 HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co., through its wholly-owned subsidiary McDonnell Douglas Commercial Delta Inc., has been chosen to launch two telecommunications satellites for Korea Telecom, the nation's telecommunications organization.
 Selected on May 7, Delta won out over four initial bidders. Formal contract signing is scheduled for late May. The launches, scheduled for April and October of 1995, will mark the beginning of Korea's first national satellite-based telecommunications system.
 Designated Koreasat 1 and 2, the satellites will provide television and telephone transmission throughout the Korean Peninsula, the southwestern section of Japan and Chinese territory bordering North Korea.
 Delta launch vehicles have delivered 209 payloads into orbit since 1960 and maintained a reliability rate of 98.6 percent over the last 14 years.
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 /CONTACT: Anne McCauley or Sheila Carter of McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Co., 714-896-6211 or 714-896-1302/
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