Upper Level Winds Postpone Delta II Launch of ARGOS Satellite

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

The Boeing-built ARGOS spacecraft will be launched no earlier than 2:35:33 a.m. PST, Tuesday, Jan. 26, due to a forecast of deteriorating weather in the area over the next few days. Officials will continue to monitor weather conditions and make a launch decision on Monday, Jan. 25.

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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