The launch was postponed due to an unfavorable weather forecast.
Launch of the Falcon-9 launch vehicle of the American company SpaceX with a satellite for the needs of the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has been postponed to Sunday, April 17, due to an unfavorable weather forecast, the company’s press service reported.
Initially, the launch of the NROL-85 mission from the launch complex of the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California was scheduled for Friday, April 15, but the company needed another day to test the missile systems. “Due to forecasts with strong wind gusts for Saturday, we are now aiming to launch NROL-85 no earlier than Sunday, April 17,” the company wrote on Twitter.
The activities of the NRO, which controls U.S. reconnaissance satellites, are classified. The parameters and description of the reconnaissance satellite are not disclosed.