6 November 2018
Florida Today reports that the US Air Force’s weather forecasters estimate 80 percent “go” conditions for the planned launch of NASA’s Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft early Wednesday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Skid Strip. A L-1011 Stargazer aircraft will carry a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket to launch ICON into low-Earth orbit. Teams are expected to “conduct a pre-launch readiness review Tuesday morning.” At an altitude of around 360 miles, ICON will be able to use “its suite of instruments to collect data on the zone where Earth and space weather meet.” (Image Credit: NASA)
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