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Delta IV missile launch from Vandenberg CA postponed again



Update Thursday, 10 am:

The ULA says after a late delay, they will try a new start "not before December 30".

More information can be found here: https: // www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article223366065.html.html 19659003 5:19 pm:

The rocket launch was delayed by one day.

According to ULA, Wednesday night's launch of the Delta IV Heavy missile launch was dropped on Wednesday night after a hydrogen leak was found on one of the engine sections during an inspection. [1

9659003] The crew was put on a 24-hour clock to possibly try a new start on Thursday night.

Update: More information about the start of the launch can be found here.

The launch of Delta IV heavy rockets is on schedule to lift off Vandenberg Air Force Base at 17:44. Wednesday, the website of the United Launch Alliance.

The launch brings a top secret payload for a mission called NROL-71 into orbit.

The start was scheduled for Tuesday, but was delayed due to the strong wind.

According to the website, the current weather forecast shows an 80% chance of favorable starting conditions.

"The ULA team has commissioned the GO to carry out cryogenic firing," the ULA tweeted at 1:15 pm. "Watches will resume the countdown shortly."

Live coverage of the launch is available at https://www.americaspace.com/live-launch-tracker/.


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