Delta IV rocket launch cancelled minutes before liftoff

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SAN DIEGO – Southern Californians missed out on another colorful display in the sky Wednesday when a Delta IV rocket launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base was again cancelled minutes before liftoff.

The rocket had been scheduled to launch at 5:44 p.m. from the military base in Santa Barbara County. Its mission is to carry a reconnaissance satellite into orbit.

Previous launches were also canceled seconds before liftoff due to technical issues.

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