Weather 80% “Go” For Sunday’s Solar Orbiter Launch Written 7 February 2020


Solar Orbiter | NASA

Florida Today reports that “weather is currently forecasted as 80% ‘go’” for Sunday’s launch of the NASA-ESA Solar Orbiter aboard a ULA Atlas V rocket. The 45th Weather Squadron said that “the primary concern for launch is the Cumulus Cloud Rule (meaning an increase in clouds and rain showers during the launch window).” Should the mission be delayed, “weather drops slightly to 70% ‘go’ for a Monday launch.” Launch is scheduled for “no earlier than 11:03 p.m. Sunday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 41.”
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