SpaceX Delays Vandenberg Launch To January 14

Hawthorne-based SpaceX has moved the satellite launch scheduled for this morning at Vandenberg to January 14th, due to high winds and rain, the company said on Sunday. SpaceX has been attempting to launch ten IridiumNext communications satellites into space from Vandenberg since the fall. The launch of that payload for Iridium already has seen delays due to the SpaceX explosion at Cape Canaveral, a wild fire at Vandenberg in September, plus a push from Sunday to Monday last week for unexplained reasons. The launch of the satellites for Iridium are part of a huge, $492M contract from Iridium signed back in 2010.