UPDATE: Glory Launch Postponed to March 4

UPDATE: Glory Launch Postponed to March 4

UPDATE: The launch has been rescheduled for March 4.

ORIGINAL STORY: The launch of NASA’s Glory earth observation satellite has been postponed again, this time until March. Engineers still have not determined why the Vehicle Interface Control Console (VICC) sent a “hold-fire” command to the Taurus XL rocket 15 minutes before its intended launch early yesterday morning.

NASA reports that the VICC is located in a mobile launch support van a few miles from the launch pad. More time is needed to determine the cause of and remedy the problem. NASA now is looking at launch dates in early to mid-March.

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