NASA has scrubbed the launch of an Earth-observing satellite because of wind conditions over California and technical problems.
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The Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite had been scheduled for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base before dawn Thursday, but upper-level winds exceeded limits for the Delta 2 rocket.
The launch has been rescheduled for Saturday morning.
The $916 million mission, managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is designed to track the amount of water locked in soil.
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