Launch of Delta IV Medium with WGS-7 slips 24 hours due to weather
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The launch of the seventh Wideband Global SATCOM satellite will have to wait at least a day before flight due to the potential for high winds at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 in Florida. The Delta IV Medium+ 5,4 rocket had not been fueled with the scrub was announced and both the launch vehicle and WGS 7 satellite are secured within the Mobile Service Structure at SLC-37.
Tomorrow’s attempt will be a mirror image of those for today’s with the launch window opening at 8:07 p.m. EDT (00:07 GMT) and extending some 39 minutes. As was the case with today’s attempt, weather conditions are predicted to provide a 60 percent chance of favorable conditions for launch.
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