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New date set for Delta IV rocket launch from Vandenberg

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday, October 7, 2018, as seen in this view from Pismo Beach. The booster of the rocket made a return landing at the base for the first time.
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday, October 7, 2018, as seen in this view from Pismo Beach. The booster of the rocket made a return landing at the base for the first time.

UPDATE

Delta IV rocket gets “unanimous go” for Vandenberg launch on Saturday. Here’s how to watch.

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The much-delayed Delta IV Heavy rocket launch has a new date, the United Launch Alliance tweeted Tuesday morning.

The rocket is now set to launch from Vandenberg on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 11:05 a.m., according to the ULA.

The launch has been delayed multiple times since early December.

On Jan. 5, ULA representatives said that a new launch attempt was awaiting the results of additional testing.

The rocket had previously been delayed for various reasons, including a hydrogen leak and high winds.

The launch will carry a top-secret payload into orbit for a mission dubbed NROL-71.

Information about a live broadcast of the launch has not yet been released, according to the ULA.

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