Delta II Launch of ARGOS Satellite Scrubbed

Officials scrubbed the launch of a Boeing [NYSE: BA] Delta II expendable launch vehicle carrying the ARGOS spacecraft for the U.S. Air Force due to upper level wind constraints.

The launch has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 16, at 2:39 a.m. PST. The launch window spans approximately eight minutes.

Live television coverage of the launch is planned. Boeing will host a live video feed from 2:30 a.m. PST ending at 4:45 a.m. PST. Satellite coordinates are: GE 2C, transponder 6, located at 85 degrees west, uplink frequency 6045 (vertical), downlink frequency 3820 (horizontal). A live webcast also will be carried at from 2:30 a.m. PST ending at 4:45 a.m. PST.

The ARGOS launch has two NASA-sponsored secondary payloads, the Ørsted satellite for Denmark and the SUNSAT micro-satellite for South Africa.



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