High winds forced SpaceX to delay the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket, which was scheduled to blast off from Vandenberg Air Force Base Wednesday morning.
Standing down today due to strong upper level winds. Now targeting launch of PAZ for February 22 at 6:17 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 21, 2018
The satellite-carrying rocket caused a commotion around Southern California during a Dec. 22 launch.
The mysterious lights caused several emergency calls, eventually prompting the Los Angeles Fire Department to put out an advisory informing the public of the rocket launch, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The two satellites were originally scheduled to be launched on Saturday, but that event was also canceled.
The SpaceX team was “taking additional time to perform final checkouts of upgraded fairing,” the company tweeted Saturday.
The satellites are part of Elon Musk’s plans to build a space-based broadband internet service, the Times reported.
SpaceX said it would try again to launch the satellites on Thursday at 6:17 a.m.