U.S. Rocket Launches Canadian Satellite

A McDonnell Douglas Delta II rocket carrying a Canadian radar imaging satellite roared into space Saturday after a one-day delay.

“We had a successful launch,” said Anne Toulouse, spokeswoman for McDonnell Douglas, which made changes in the Delta II because of trouble during a launch last summer.

Radarsat, a cooperative project of the Canadian Space Agency and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, carries a powerful radar that can peer through clouds and darkness to make images of Earth.

The following fields overflowed: DATELINE = VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, CALIF.

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