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California spy satellite launch scrubbed again

California spy satellite launch scrubbed again”

ULA did not immediately give an official reason for the delay. "We will set up for a 24 hour recycle and the next launch attempt will be [Thursday] at 5:31p.m. PST", the aerospace company said in a tweet.

It's the fourth time the launch was postponed in the past two weeks. The launch was first delayed by five minutes, then it was scrubbed altogether less than 10 minutes to takeoff.

The launch also was scrubbed Tuesday because of high winds and on December 7 and December 8 because of technical problems.

The Delta IV Heavy rocket will be carrying a secretive satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

After United Launch Alliance said a rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County was canceled, many took to social media to post photos and ask questions about the mysterious trail of light.

There were three rocket launches scheduled for Wednesday but all of those launches were scheduled to launch outside of California. "A meteor can create a very high level cloud called a noctilucent [night-shining] cloud", they wrote, adding a link to an article about this type of cloud formation published on NASA's website.



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