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Communications Issue Scrubs Friday Night Rocket Launch From Central Coast; Now Set For Saturday

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The lauch of a spy satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base has been cancelled over a communications issue, and moved to Saturday

Plans to launch a spy satellite from the Central Coast Friday were cancelled over a communications issue, with the flight rescheduled for Saturday.

The United Launch Alliance planned to send the Delta IV rocket up during a launch window which opened at 8:19 p.m. Friday.   It’s carrying a satellite from the National Reconnaissance Office.

The new launch window begins at 8:06 p.m. Saturday.

If the weather remains clear, the launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base should be visible throughout the Central and South Coasts.  In fact, launch officials say it may be visible from Orange County to the Bay Area.

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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