HOUSTON—Stormy weather forced NASA to postpone an Oct. 9 attempt to launch the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) on a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket carried aloft by the company’s L1011 Stargazer aircraft over the ocean waters off Florida’s Atlantic coast. The planned 9:30 p.m. EDT air drop and ignition of the three-stage solid fuel rocket was postponed by 24 hr. Forecasters from the U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, predict ...

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