Boeing postpones rocket launch

Posted on Sunday, December 12 2004 @ 23:29 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Boeing Co. scrubbed a planned launch of a Delta IV heavy-lift rocket on Sunday as engineers sought to determine what caused a temperature control system to malfunction after an aborted launch on Saturday. The company had planned to send the rocket on its maiden trip into space on Saturday with a test payload as a demonstration for the Air Force.

It scuttled the Saturday launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, when a problem was discovered with the automated system that controls the final seconds of the countdown.

More info at Reuters

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