High winds hampered last-minute chores for the team readying to launch a Delta IV rocket and its top-secret satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Wednesday, delaying liftoff by a day.
Liftoff of the United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket now is planned for 1 p.m. Thursday from Space Launch Complex-6 on South Base.
Weather was expected to improve significantly for a Thursday countdown to Vandenberg’s first launch of 2018.
The rocket will carry clandestine cargo for the National Reconnaissance Office.
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