CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – United Launch Alliance (ULA) delayed the launch of its Delta IV Heavy NROL-44 mission for the third time in two days.
The space company said that while the rocket is ready for launch, it is taking additional precautions to ensure all problems are resolved with the swing arm retraction system.
The launch will reportedly take place on Tuesday, Sept. 29 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. An exact departure time has not yet been provided.
This is the third time the launch has been postponed, as it was originally scheduled for Sunday, then Monday, and now Tuesday.
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Tuesday is the same day SpaceX plans to launch the U.S. Air Force̵
SpaceX has two launches planned for this next week. FOX 35 has contacted to see if the ULA delay will affect their launch schedule.
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The take-off time is set for 10:22 EDT from the Kennedy Space Center.
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SpaceX hopes to launch the U.S. Air Force’s fourth third-generation navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System after the mission has been delayed several times since last year.
The launch has been postponed from the date of September 30th.
The take-off is scheduled for 10:10 pm. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
You can watch all the launches live on FOX 35 News.