Watch a SpaceX rocket launch light up night sky in Pismo Beach
Update Thursday, 10 a.m.:
The ULA says after yesterday’s delay, it will attempt another launch “no earlier than Dec. 30.”
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Update 5:40 p.m.:
The rocket launch has been delayed another day.
According to ULA, the Delta IV Heavy rocket launch set for Wednesday evening has been scrapped after inspection found a hydrogen leak on one of the engine sections.
The crew has been put on 24-hour watch to possibly attempt a new launch Thursday evening.
The Delta IV heavy rocket launch is on schedule to blast off from Vandenberg Air Force base at 5:44 p.m. Wednesday, according to the United Launch Alliance website.
The launch will carry a top-secret payload into orbit for a mission dubbed NROL-71.
The launch was scheduled for Tuesday but was delayed due to high winds.
The current weather outlook shows 80 percent chance of favorable conditions for launch, according to the website.
“The ULA team has given the GO to begin cryogenic fueling operations,” the ULA tweeted at 1:15 p.m. “Clocks will resume the countdown shortly.”
Live coverage of the launch will be available at https://www.americaspace.com/live-launch-tracker/.