Satnews Daily
February 19th, 2018

SpaceX Launch of PAZ and Microsat-2a and -2b Postponed

The launch of the Spanish PAZ satellite from Vandenberg AFB by SpaceX has been postponed, with a reference to "technical reasons" by that country's Ministry of Defense as the reason for the new delay.

Artistic rendition of the PAZ satellite.

PAZ, when on orbit, will perform both military and civil operations, such as troop movements, environmental observations and more. Also on board are the company's own Microsat-2a and Microst-2b satellites that are the precursors for the firm's broadband satellite constellation. The launch was to have occured from Space Launch Complex 4 at Vandenberg AFB and is now scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, 2018.