Weather 70% Go for Tuesday’s Launch of 58 SpaceX Starlink Satellites Written 17 August 2020


View of the 60 Starlink satellites from the 24 May 2019 launch. |  Official SpaceX Photos, CC0/Wikimedia Commons

Florida Today reported that SpaceX is scheduled to launch 58 “Starlink communication satellites and three PlanetLab SkySat Earth-imaging satellites” at 10:31 a.m. Tuesday from Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40. The forecast for the launch “is a 70% ‘go’ as calculated by the U.S. Air Force. The primary concern[s] for launch are rain showers and storms, according to the 45th Space Wing.” In the “event of a delay, weather improves slightly to 80% ‘go’ for a Wednesday launch.”
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