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UPDATE: Delta IV Heavy rocket launch canceled, set to be rescheduled

Posted at 7:45 PM, Dec 08, 2018

UPDATE (8:27 p.m.)- The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launch was scrubbed Saturday night after being delayed for several minutes. With only three seconds before liftoff, a hold was placed.

The launch was originally scheduled to launch Friday afternoon, but the attempt was canceled after issues between the control center and the launch site.


A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Saturday, December 8.

The launch window opens at 8:15 p.m.

The rocket will deliver a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office into orbit.

The launch was originally scheduled for Friday night, but it was scrubbed due to an issue with a “redundant communication link between the control center and launch site.”

This is the second launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base this week. On Monday morning, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 64 satellites was successfully launched from the Central Coast base.