OCO-2 launch scrubbed for Tues; trying again tomorrow

The launch was scrubbed due to a last-minute issue with the water deluge system that protects the pad from melting and provides sound suppression to protect the vehicle from its own sonic shockwaves.  Weather forecast for tomorrow is a rare 100% perfect, so they’ve reset the countdown and will try again in the wee hours of the morning.  😉  It’s from Vandenburg AFB, and the beautiful weather means that if you’re up at 2:56 AM (Pacific Daylight Time) and live in Southern California (or, indeed, Arizona or even New Mexico), you may get a view of the vehicle as it climes into the night.

Live updates here, at SpaceflightNow’s Mission Status Center.


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