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Rocket launch from Vadenburg Air Force Base rescheduled

Now set to take off Saturday at 8:06 p.m. PT
Posted: 11:37 AM, Dec 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-08 23:35:52-05

BAKERSFIELD, CA — The planned rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base has been rescheduled.

The rocket carrying a government reconnaissance satellite was set to liftoff around 8:19 Friday night, but shortly after 5 p.m. the United Launch Alliance tweeted saying a, "24 hour countdown will be set to recycle and make an attempt tonight around 8 p.m.”

The United Launch Alliance says the cancellation was due to an "issue with a redundant communication link".

You can follow the countdown and watch the launch online. For live updates, click here .