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Launch of new US spy satellite delayed to early 2019



The launch of an often-delayed US spy satellite has been postponed to January 6, according to the United Launch Alliance.

A ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket was due to launch its secret NROL-71 satellite mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sunday (December 30). The launch was delayed several times because of missile problems, most recently on 19 December on suspicion of hydrogen leakage.

  United Launch Alliance's Delta IV missile, carrying the NROL-71 spy satellite for the US National Reconnaissance Office, is about to launch a launch attempt at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base December 19, 2018.

The United Launch Alliance Delta IV A heavy missile carrying the NROL-71 spy satellite for the US Reconnaissance Bureau is about to launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., December 19, 2018.

Credit: United Launch Alliance [19659005] "The Delta IV Heavy of the United Launch Alliance with the NROL 71 mission will not start until January 6, 2019," said ULA officials in a statement. "The mission starts from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air, Force Base, California."

ULA's attempts to launch the NROL 71 mission on December 7 and 8 were delayed by technical issues. An attempt on 18 December was thwarted by strong winds, which led to the introduction of the 19th Scrub.

E-mail Tariq Malik at [email protected] or follow him @tariqjmalik . Follow us @SpaceTotcom and Facebook . Originally published on Space.com .


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