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UPDATE: Delta IV Heavy rocket to launch scrubbed

Posted at 5:19 PM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 21:07:11-05

UPDATE – The launch was scrubbed due to a hydrogen leak.

United Launch Alliance says the next launch window will open at 5:31 p.m. Thursday

A Delta IV Heavy rocket is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Wednesday evening.

The launch window opens at 5:49 p.m.

Initially, the launch window opened at 5:44 p.m., but United Launch Alliance tweeted Wednesday that it had been pushed back a few minutes.

ULA officials have said there is an 80 percent chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

The launch was scrubbed Tuesday evening because of high ground winds. It was delayed twice before, on December 7 and 8, due to technical issues.

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