Thursday, July 14, 2011

Delta IV launch scrubbed 24 hours - again

The planned overnight launch of a Delta IV rocket was scrubbed for the second time.

This time: weather is to blame.

The launch of the GPS payload was reset for early Saturday. The 19-minute launch window will open at 2:41 a.m. Saturday. The forecast calls for a 70 percent chance of favorable weather.

United Launch Alliance said bad weather prevented the launch team from rolling the Mobile Service Tower away from the vehicle tonight.

The rocket is carrying a GPS payload for the Air Force. Originally, launch had been scheduled for Thursday but was delayed 24 hours to deal with a technical issue.

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