Weather Conditions Look Favorable for ULA and SpaceX Launches This Week Written 9 December 2020


The Mobile Service Tower is rolled back to reveal the ULA Delta IV Heavy, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. | Credit: Bill Ingalls; NASA; Associated Press–©

Florida Today reports that the Space Force said Tuesday that weather conditions for ULA’s launch of a Delta IV Heavy rocket, and SpaceX’s launch of a Falcon 9 rocket – both scheduled for this week – look highly favorable. The weather conditions for the launch of the Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office intelligence-gathering satellite are 90% “go” for 6:15 p.m. EST liftoff Thursday. The weather conditions for the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a payload for SiriusXM is 80% go for Friday. The SpaceX launch is scheduled for a two-hour window that opens at 11:20 a.m. EST.
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