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CCAFS launch operations resume after Hurricane Matthew

A team from the 45th Space Wing and contracted partners observe the arrival of the Mariner to the port at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Oct. 12, 2016. The large cargo ship transported United Launch Alliance’s vehicle hardware to the launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station just a day after the base reopened following Hurricane Matthew. Ensuring 100 percent mission success, the 45th SW was able to recover and return to progressing forward with future launches. The Delta IV that arrived after the storm is expected to launch an Air Force Wideband Global SATCOM satellite later this year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

A team from the 45th Space Wing and contracted partners observe the arrival of the Mariner to the port at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Oct. 12, 2016. The large cargo ship transported United Launch Alliance’s vehicle hardware to the launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station just a day after the base reopened following Hurricane Matthew. Ensuring 100 percent mission success, the 45th SW was able to recover and return to progressing forward with future launches. The Delta IV that arrived after the storm is expected to launch an Air Force Wideband Global SATCOM satellite later this year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

A United Launch Alliance shipment arrives at port via the Mariner Oct. 12, 2016 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The 45th Space Wing worked with ULA to ensure operations resumed within a week following Hurricane Matthew. Due to the potential impact of the storm, CCAFS closed Oct. 6, 2016 to ensure the safety of the installation and personnel. According to ULA, the large cargo ship takes approximately eight days to transport the vehicle hardware from the Decatur, Ala., factory to the launch site along the Tennessee River to the open ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

A United Launch Alliance shipment arrives at port via the Mariner Oct. 12, 2016 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The 45th Space Wing worked with ULA to ensure operations resumed within a week following Hurricane Matthew. Due to the potential impact of the storm, CCAFS closed Oct. 6, 2016 to ensure the safety of the installation and personnel. According to ULA, the large cargo ship takes approximately eight days to transport the vehicle hardware from the Decatur, Ala., factory to the launch site along the Tennessee River to the open ocean. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. -- A team from the 45th Space Wing and contracted partners observe the arrival of the Mariner to the port at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Oct. 12, 2016. The large cargo ship transported United Launch Alliance’s vehicle hardware to the launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station just a day after the base reopened following Hurricane Matthew. Ensuring 100 percent mission success, the 45th SW was able to recover and return to progressing forward with future launches. The Delta IV that arrived after the storm is expected to launch an Air Force Wideband Global SATCOM satellite later this year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens)