20 July 2018
Florida Today reports that meteorologists with the US Air Force’s 45th Weather Squadron believe that early-morning clouds above Cape Canaveral may threaten the planned launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Telstar 19 VANTAGE communications satellite early Sunday morning. Due to the likely presence of cumulus and thick clouds during the launch window, forecasters estimate a 60 percent chance of favorable conditions for liftoff. SpaceX’s launch window opens at 1:50 a.m. EDT and closes at 5:50 a.m. SpaceX will attempt to recover the rocket’s first-stage booster following the launch. Sunday’s launch will be the second of the Block 5 version of the Falcon 9. (Image Credit: Associated Press–©)
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