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Rocket launch from VAFB scrubbed; pushed to Wednesday morning

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Courtesy: Nick Strauss Courtesy: Nick Strauss

A scheduled early morning launch of a rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base was a no-go. 

The launch of the Delta II rocket was scrubbed four minutes ahead of its scheduled liftoff at 1:47 a.m.

NASA says the rocket had only a 66-second launch window. 

Technical issues forced Team Vandenberg to reschedule. 

The launch has been tentatively postponed 24 hours and is now set to liftoff at 1:47 a.m. Wednesday. 

This is the second time the launch has been pushed back.

Vandenberg Air Force Base originally planned to launch the rocket last Friday, but the launch had to be rescheduled to replace a faulty battery on the rocket booster.

The rocket will be carrying a Joint Polar Satellite System-1 polar-orbiting environmental satellite for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The satellite system will be used for severe weather prediction and environmental monitoring. Click here to learn more about the satellites and how the weather plays a role in the launch itself.

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