A new date has been set for the launch of a satellite from Santa Barbara County which was initially postponed due to a small fuel leak, and then delayed for weeks by a brush fire.
The WorldView 4 satellite is now scheduled to be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base November 6th. An issue with a fuel valve postponed the September 16th launch. Then, the 12,000 plus acre Canyon brush fire broke out on the base, leading to an indefinite delay.
The launch facilities weren’t damaged, but it has taken weeks to assess and repair damage to the base’s infrastructure.