The WorldView-4 satellite is seen Sept. 16, 2016, on an AtlasV at Space Launch Complex at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
Photo Credit: Lockheed Martin
The launch will be postponed until at least Sept. 26, according to United Launch Alliance, a joint venture by Lockheed Martin and Boeing Co.
The satellite is the latest in a series of imaging satellites built by Lockheed Martin. It is operated by Colorado-based DigitalGlobe, which provides images for government and private customers.
The satellite is designed to spot the make of a car from nearly 400 miles (643.71 kilometers) above Earth.
A wildfire burning at a central California Air Force base on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, forced the postponement of a satellite launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
Photo Credit: Michael Peterson/Air Force via AP