Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (Aug. 2, 2012) - The launch of an Atlas V carrying the National Reconnaissance Office NROL-36 payload was scrubbed today due to a range instrumentation issue.
There are no issues with the Atlas V vehicle or the NROL-36 space vehicle and these systems are safe and secure. The launch is rescheduled for Friday, Aug. 3 from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., pending resolution of the range instrumentation system issue.
The launch time for Aug. 3 is 12:27 a.m. PDT. The forecast for Aug. 3 shows a 90 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for the launch tomorrow.