The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy carrying the NROL-71 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office was scrubbed today due to an issue with a redundant communication link between the control center and the launch site.

The team is prepping for a 24-hour turn around on Saturday, December 8, from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

The forecast shows a 60 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch.

The launch time is 8:06 p.m. PT.

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California., December 7, 2018

Heather Mowad , ULA Communications –