Boeing Delta II Launch of NASA Satellite Scrubbed

Today's launch of a Boeing [NYSE: BA] Delta II rocket carrying the NASA Gravity Probe B satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., has been scrubbed for 24 hours.

Boeing and NASA officials halted the countdown approximately three minutes before liftoff after it was determined that there was insufficient time to confirm that the correct wind profile data had been loaded aboard the Delta II based on a weather balloon that was monitoring upper level winds.

The launch team will attempt to launch again tomorrow at an instantaneous window of 9:57:24 a.m. PDT.

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