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Early Morning Satellite Launch From Santa Barbara County Scrubbed; Rescheduled For Wednesday

The planned launch of a satellite from Santa Barbara County early Tuesday morning was scrubbed due to a technical issue.

A Delta II rocket was just minutes from launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base when the liftoff was placed on hold.  Because there was a short, 62 second launch window beginning at 1:47 a.m., and not enough time to resolve the issue, the flight was postponed. 

Plans now call for a 1:47 a.m. Wednesday launch.

The United Launch Alliance rocket is set to put a JPSS-1 weather satellite into orbit.  It's one of a series of advanced satellites designed to improve the ability of meteorologists to track, and forecast the weather.

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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