Launch of WGS-5 Delayed

Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere
Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla  — The launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV medium rocket carrying the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-5) satellite for the U.S. Air Force was scrubbed today due to a problem with the  ground support system helium pressurization line (this according to representatives at ULA). The launch has been rescheduled to take place Friday, May 24 at 8:27 p.m. EDT. Engineers will have 30 minutes to get the Delta IV off the pad before the launch window closes. Weather conditions tomorrow are improved, providing an 80 percent chance of favorable conditions for launch.

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