Winds Cause Further Delays in Delta II Launch of ARGOS Satellite

Officials have opted to further delay the launch of a Boeing [NYSE: BA] Delta II expendable launch vehicle carrying the ARGOS spacecraft for the U.S. Air Force.

Officials scrubbed the launch scheduled for 2:39 a.m. PST, Tuesday, Jan. 19, citing continued forecasts for strong upper level winds in the area.

Boeing is proceeding with plans for a launch on Wednesday, Jan. 20, and will evaluate weather conditions tomorrow morning. Updated launch and broadcast information will be issued as it becomes available.

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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