Boeing Delta IV Launch Delayed for Weather

Boeing [NYSE: BA] officials have delayed today's launch of a Delta IV rocket due to a 70 percent chance of high winds up to 50 miles-per-hour in the Cape Canaveral area.

The launch pad's mobile service tower has been rolled back to provide protection to the rocket and the satellite payload.

Engineers have performed a thorough lock-down of the rocket and are using the extra time to make minor insulation repairs following last night's launch attempt.

The next launch attempt is planned for Monday, Mar. 10 with the 77-minute window opening at 6:42 p.m. EST.

A Boeing Delta IV Medium launch vehicle is scheduled to launch the Defense Satellite Communications System spacecraft, DSCS III A3 for the U.S. Air Force.

Boeing will provide a Web cast of the launch.

For updated information, call the Boeing launch hotline at (714)896-4770.

For further information:
Robert Villanueva
(714) 330-1781 Mobile