MUOS-4 Launch Set for Wednesday following Storm Delay


WASHINGTON — Weather has pushed back the Atlas 5 launch of a U.S. Navy mobile communications satellite that had been scheduled for Monday morning.

The launch of the fourth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite was postponed Friday night because of a forecast of wind and rain associated with the now-dissipated Tropical Storm Erika.

The launch, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, is now scheduled for 5:59 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday, with a window that extends to 6:43 a.m.