United Launch Alliance launches an earth observation satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, after being long-delayed by crippling California wildfires in September. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The United Launch Alliance (ULA) sent the WorldView-4 observation satellite into orbit on Friday, following delays due to the after-effects of summertime forest fires in California. The successful launch, which sends an observation satellite for DigitalGlobe into space, was carried out from Vandenberg Air Force Base. "Today's launch marks ULA's ninth launch in 2016 and the 112th successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006," said Gary Wentz, ULA vice president of Human and Commercial Services. "Thank you to the men and women at the 30th Space Wing who worked tirelessly to combat and contain the fires that delayed a launch attempt in mid-September." The next big launch is scheduled for Nov. 19 for NASA's GOES-R satellite and will take place at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.