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NASA moisture satellite launch scrubbed due to winds

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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - NASA has scrubbed the launch of an Earth-observing satellite because of wind conditions over California.

The Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite had been scheduled for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base before dawn Thursday, but upper-level winds exceeded limits for the Delta 2 rocket.

The launch has been rescheduled for Friday morning.

The $916 million mission, managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is designed to track the amount of water locked in soil.

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