CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Update 8:38pm
DeltaIV rocket carrying a military communications satellite took-off from Cape Canaveral at 8:26 p.m.
New target launch window is now at 8:26 p.m.
New launch time 8:26pm https://t.co/PPPximy46M— Rusty McCranie (@RMcCranieWFTV) March 16, 2019
An issue with NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System, which provides mandatory collection of #DeltaIV ascent telemetry, will delay liftoff beyond our new 7:52 p.m. launch time. https://t.co/qT1dd8Z6P3— ULA (@ulalaunch) March 15, 2019
New launch time set to 7:52 p.m.
NEW LAUNCH TIME has been targeted for 7:52 p.m. EDT (2352 UTC). https://t.co/qT1dd8Z6P3— ULA (@ulalaunch) March 15, 2019
Launch has been postponed for a few minutes:
We will be extending this hold for an indeterminate period of time while the launch team finishes troubleshooting steps on a technical issue.— ULA (@ulalaunch) March 15, 2019
United Launch Alliance is all set to launch the 10th Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft atop a Delta IV rocket Friday evening at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
The satellite will provide communications opportunities for the United States and its allies.
The Delta IV's last rocket launch from Cape Canaveral was two years ago in March 2017.
Friday's launch has been postponed several times since November, but Friday's conditions seemed ideal for launch.
The launch time is now scheduled for 7:11 p.m. Conditions become more favorable for liftoff.
New launch time for the Delta IV now 7:11pm. 90% favorable, weather will not be an issue.— Rusty McCranie (@RMcCranieWFTV) March 15, 2019
With sunset at 7:34pm, should be gorgeous. pic.twitter.com/qZTnGeOhir
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The launch is scheduled for 6:56 p.m.and extends until 9:05 p.m. For additional information, click here.
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