Launch of Idaho's first satellite postponed

Posted at 4:50 AM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-14 07:46:45-05

Crews have postponed this morning's expected launch of a rocket that would have carried Idaho's first satellite into space.  It is now scheduled for tomorrow at 2:47 a.m. Mountain time.

6 On Your Side's Michelle Edmonds was at Vandenberg Air Force Base when the launch was scrubbed.  She reports even with a 24-hour delay crews will still be able to hit the same orbiting window. 

NASA says the launch was called off, "due to a red range and a late launch vehicle alarm."    

The timeframe to fire off the Delta II rocket is so short, just 66 seconds, the launch team did not have enough time to figure out a solution to move forward with the launch.  

A satellite on board the rocket, the MakerSat-0, was created by a team of students and professors from Northwest Nazarene University.  The satellite will test plastics for possible future use in 3D printing on board the International Space Station.