Weather Favorable For Planned ULA Launch Thursday Written 20 August 2019

20 August 2019
Spaceflight Now reports that “weather forecasters expect a 70 percent chance of favorable conditions at Cape Canaveral for liftoff of a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket Thursday with a GPS navigation satellite.” A weather outlook issued Monday by the U.S. Air Force’s 45th Weather Squadron predicts “a typical summertime weather pattern over Central Florida this week, with scattered thunderstorms driven by the afternoon sea breeze.” Weather forecasters said, “Sufficient moisture and light steering flow should trigger isolated showers and storms over the Atlantic waters early Thursday morning.” They added, “While light winds will keep most of this activity offshore, a shower approaching the coast and/or flight path cannot be ruled out.” The launch, with a launch window of 27 minutes starting 9 a.m. ET, “comes two weeks after ULA’s most recent flight from Cape Canaveral.” On Wednesday night, the mobile service tower at pad 37 “will be preparation for fueling of the launcher with super-cold liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen propellants.” (Image: A United Launch Alliance Delta 4-heavy rocket prepares to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's complex 37, 4 December 2014 | Associated Press–©)
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