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November 4th, 2016

GOES-R... No Go...Now Yes Go

There's been a setback for a United Launch Alliance launch... this concerns the launch of the GOES-R weather satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

An issue, described as minor in a new press release from ULA, has been discovered with the Atlas V booster. A resolution is being worked on diligently by the launch team.

The launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V carrying the GOES-R weather satellite for NOAA and NASA is being rescheduled from November 16, 2016. The postponement was caused by the same minor Atlas V booster issue discovered on ULA's WorldView-4 mission scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The team is actively working towards a resolution. NOAA will provide an update on a new launch date once it is established.