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Satellite Successfully Launched From Central Coast

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(NASA TV)
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A Dela II rocket carrying a weather satellite lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1:47 a.m. Saturday

It took four tries, but a a  rocket carrying a weather satellite into orbit has finally been launched from the Central Coast.

Technical glitches postponed the liftoff of a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base twice in the last week, and high wind led to the mission being scrubbed for a third time.

The fourth try at 1:47 a.m. Saturday was successful.  The United Launch Alliance rocket carried a JPSS-1 weather satellite into orbit. It's part of a series of advanced satellites designed to improve our ability to track and forecast the weather.