Weather Delays MUOS-1 Launch Until No-Earlier-Than Feb. 22


The launch of an Atlas V 551 rocket with its U.S. Navy payload was scrubbed due to adverse weather. Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The gods of weather did not smile on the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System-1 (MUOS-1) satellite on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 551 rocket. High upper-level winds and thick clouds (not to mention rain) caused the launch to be scrubbed. 

Due to a lack of range availability and continuing bad weather through the next few days, ULA will roll the Atlas V back into the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF). The launch team will roll the launch vehicle back out to Space Launch Complex-41 (SLC-41) prior to launch – which is now scheduled to take place no-earlier-than Wednesday, Feb. 22.

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