NASA Forced to Cancel Launch of JPSS-1 Weather Satellite At Last MinuteNASA cancelled this morning’s launch of the Delta 2 rocket that was meant to propel the satellite JPSS-1 into space. Liftoff for the $1.6 billion dollar mission of the Joint Polar Satellite System Program was scheduled for early Tuesday morning at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The delay was due to the detection of boats within the safety zone of the launch at the last minute, as well as a “bad reading” on one of the rockets to which the satellite was attached with “insufficient time to fully coordinate a resolution” according to and NASA.