Third AFSPC-4 Delay

By Courtney Albon / July 28, 2014 at 4:44 PM

An Air Force mission to launch three Space Situational Awareness satellites was scrubbed for the third time on Friday due to adverse weather conditions. The additional schedule change will impact the launch of a Global Positioning System satellite that was to launch on Tuesday.

The Air Force Space Command 4 (AFSPC-4) launch was rescheduled for 6:43 p.m. today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. The GPS IIF satellite slated to launch July 31 will now fly on Friday, Aug. 1.

AFSPC-4 will launch three satellites -- two Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) satellites as well as an experimental SSA satellite that is part of the Air Force Research Laboratory's Automated Navigation and Guidance Experiment for Local Space (ANGELS).