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NASA moves Vandenberg satellite launch to Saturday
NASA moves Vandenberg satellite launch to Saturday

NASA has again postponed the launch of a satellite on a mission to gather water data that will help forecast weather, track drought and monitor climate change. The second postponement came after inspections revealed problems with the booster insulation of the United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket that had been scheduled to launch about 6:20 a.m. Friday, according to the agency. Upper-level wind shear above Vandenberg Air Force Base, near Lompoc, had already prompted the space agency to push Thursday morning's launch to Friday. The launch is now scheduled for a window beginning 6:20 a.m. Saturday. Once fully deployed, the 2,000-pound craft will aim two microwave-emitting...

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