Atlas V Launch Of NROL-35 Delayed Due To Weather

Image Credit: United Launch Alliance

Image Credit: United Launch Alliance

December 11, 2014 – The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the NROL-35 payload for the National Reconnaissance Office was scrubbed today due to predicted violations of multiple weather criteria.

The launch is rescheduled for Friday, December 12 from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. The launch time is 7:13 p.m. PST. The forecast for December 12 shows a 40 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for the launch tomorrow.

NROL-35 will be launched for the National Reconnaissance Office in support of national defense. This mission will be the 51st Atlas V mission since the vehicle’s inaugural launch in 2002, and the third launch in the 541 configuration. An Atlas V 541 successfully launched the NROL-67 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office earlier this year and NASA’s Curiosity rover to Mars in 2011.

The live webcast will begin at 6:53 p.m. PST. Watch online at: http://www.ulalaunch.com/webcast.aspx