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Classified US space launch scrubbed due to California winds

December 18, 2018

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The launch of a classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office has been scrubbed due to high winds in California.

The NROL-71 launch had been set for 5:57 p.m. Tuesday at Vandenberg Air Force Base aboard a Delta 4 Heavy rocket.

United Launch Alliance says liftoff has been rescheduled for 5:44 p.m. Wednesday and the forecast has an 80 percent chance of favorable weather conditions.

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