Delta 2 launch delayed to Saturday

Liftoff of a Delta 2 rocket with NASA’s SMAP environmental satellite and cubesats Grifex, Exocube and the Firebirds has been delayed to Saturday, giving workers time to repair insulation on the booster’s first stage that became debonded during Thursday’s launch attempt, which was thwarted by unfavorable winds aloft.
Launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is set for Jan 31, 14:20 UTC.

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