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Atlas V WorldView-4 Satellite Mission Launch Postponed Second Time
by Staff Writers
Moscow (Sputnik) Sep 18, 2016


WorldView-4

The launch of the Atlas V rocket with the WorldView-4 satellite has been rescheduled again and is now set for Sunday, September 18, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) said on its website. The launch of the rocket was previously rescheduled from Friday to Saturday because of the leak, according to ULA.

"The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V carrying the WorldView-4 satellite is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18 to allow the team additional time to evaluate the cause of the ground leak anomaly experienced during propellant tanking," ULA said on Friday.

Atlas V is now expected to launch from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in the US state of California at around 11:30 Pacific Time (18:30 GMT) on Sunday.

The WorldView-4 satellite is a high-resolution commercial imaging satellite built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and owned and operated by DigitalGlobe.

Source: Sputnik News


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