Weather Downgraded for Thursday Launch at Cape Canaveral Written 27 January 2022


SpaceX launch facility (Pad 39A) for Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launches at the Kennedy Space Center. | Credit:  NASA

Florida Today reports that US Space Force calculations “show a downgraded forecast for SpaceX’s next launch from Cape Canaveral on Thursday, a mission that will include sonic booms as the Falcon 9 booster returns to the Space Coast for landing.” The weather could “begin to clear before the liftoff window at 6:11 p.m. EST Thursday.” The latest forecast “dropped the ‘percent go’ probability at Launch Complex 40 to 60%, a slight downgrade from the previous version.” Landing conditions for the return of the Falcon 9 rocket booster to Cape Canaveral’s Landing Zone 1 were downgraded from “low risk” to “moderate risk.”
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