It will take place on December 7.

The launch of the Atlas V carrier rocket with a communications satellite of the U.S. Space Forces has been postponed again. As the press service of the American consortium, United Launch Alliance (ULA) reported on Sunday, the launch was postponed from December 6 to December 7 due to the need for additional checks.

“The team has repaired the ground-based fuel storage system, but it will take additional time to make sure that the fuel sample is clean before starting operations to refuel [the rocket]. The launch is now scheduled for Tuesday, December 7, at 4:04 a.m. U.S. East Coast time,” the message says.

On Saturday, the company reported that they were forced to move the launch date of the rocket from the Cape Canaveral cosmodrome (Florida) to December 6 due to the discovery of a leak in the fuel storage.

The Atlas V rocket is to launch the STPSat-6 military satellite into orbit, on which infrared lasers are installed. According to the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the device is designed to receive and transmit data from orbit to Earth at a speed of 1.2 GB/s.