10:02 GMT13 August 2020
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    The launch of the US Atlas V carrier rocket has again been delayed.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The United Launch Alliance (ULA) company on Saturday canceled the launch of the Atlas V carrier rocket with a military satellite on board for the third time over technical problems.

    The launch was scheduled to take place at 07:59 GMT on October 7 at the Cape Canaveral launch site after two previous launches were canceled due to weather conditions.

    ​"The team will replace and retest the hardware in the Vertical Integration Facility prior to another launch attempt," the ULA wrote on Twitter.

    A new launch attempt date has not been announced yet.

    The launch was expected to deliver a new spy satellite for the US National Reconnaissance Office.


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