NASA delays weather satellite launch

NASA delays weather satellite launch

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NASA has delayed launching a Weather Satellite into the space for the forth time. It was scheduled to be launched on 14th May from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. However, a technical fault with the Delta II rocket, which was supposed to carry the satellite, meant that the launch had to be postponed.

NASA reported that they noticed a vent leak at the rocket’s second stage and the launch is now scheduled to take place on either May 19 or May 20. The representatives of the space organization were not available for comments on the delay.

The satellite is part of the project been working on monitoring the earth’s atmosphere. The original plan was to launch it on May 10 but got delayed 2 times due to strong surface winds.