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New Date Set For Delayed Satellite Launch From Central Coast

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WorldView-4 Satellite now set for November 6th launch from VAFB

A new date has been set for the launch of a satellite from Santa Barbara County which was initially postponed due to a small fuel leak, and then delayed for weeks by a brush fire.

The WorldView 4 satellite is now scheduled to be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base November 6th. An issue with a fuel valve postponed the September 16th launch. Then, the 12,000 plus acre Canyon brush fire broke out on the base, leading to an indefinite delay.

The launch facilities weren’t damaged, but it has taken weeks to assess and repair damage to the base’s infrastructure.

The WorldView-4 satellite will provide high resolution images of Earth for military and civilian purposes.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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