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DELTA 2 ROCKET LAUNCH SCRUBBED

DELTA 2 ROCKET LAUNCH SCRUBBED United Launch Alliance called off the launch of a Delta 2 rocket from California’s Central Coast early Tuesday after boats ventured into a restricted safety exclusion zone and engineers ran out of time to resolve a technical problem on the launcher. The Delta 2 rocket had only 66 seconds to take off Tuesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, or else launch another day. Engineers selected the short launch window to allow the mission’s JPSS 1 weather satellite payload to enter an optimal orbit circling over Earth’s poles.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Nov 15)

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