Weather 60% “Go” for SpaceX’s Launch of Starlink Satellites Thursday Written 15 September 2020


An aerial view of the launch pad for the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center. | Shealah Craighead; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Florida Today reports that SpaceX plans to launch a batch of Starlink satellites atop a Falcon 9 rocket Thursday. Liftoff is scheduled for no earlier than 2:17 p.m. EDT from Kennedy Space Center. Weather “is currently 60% ‘go’ for the Thursday attempt with the primary concern being rain showers and thunderstorms, according to the 45th Weather Squadron.” If there is a delay, “weather drops to 40% ‘go’ for a Friday attempt due to Hurricane Sally moving eastward and bringing more storms to the Space Coast.”
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