Did You See The Bright Light In The Sky?

Cesar Mills
December 20, 2018

The launch of a spy satellite from a Central California coastal base has been scrubbed for the fourth time in two weeks.

First reports of the sighting came in shortly after 5:30 p.m.

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

There was some initial speculation that the lights could be related to a scheduled rocket launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, but that launch was scrubbed early Wednesday evening. An operational problem had caused a delay in the launch one day prior to that.

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According to the company, the Delta IV Heavy rocket includes three Rocketdyne liquid hydrogen/liquid oxygen engines that can produce a combined 2.1 million pounds of thrust.

Fingers are crossed this attempt won't be scrubbed and the launch will light up the Southern California skies once again. "A meteor can create a very high level cloud called a noctilucent [night-shining] cloud", they wrote, adding a link to an article about this type of cloud formation published on NASA's website.

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