VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - SpaceX has postponed a satellite launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
The company called off Wednesday's pre-dawn launch due to strong upper-level winds.
@SpaceX just postponed the launch of two tester satellites for a super-fleet of 12,000 - part of its #Starlink space-based global internet. Good. That gives us an extra day to talk about #CyberSecurity in space.https://t.co/7oWYdJOSm7 pic.twitter.com/gmeMxfzMyJ— DW Science (@dw_scitech) February 21, 2018
Liftoff of Spain's PAZ radar-imaging satellite is rescheduled for 6:17 a.m. Thursday.
The timing of the launch has created expectations of a repeat of the light show caused by a December launch that was visible for hundreds of miles and set off a storm of social media postings.
However, weather conditions this week are much less clear as clouds stream across Southern California ahead of a trough of low pressure that may bring rain.