SpaceX Plans to Launch Falcon 9 Ahead of Artemis 1 Mission Written 19 August 2022


A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket stands ready for launch. | Associated Press-©

Florida Today reports that SpaceX teams “at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station are still targeting this week for the launch of more Starlink internet satellites, one of the last flights before a massive NASA rocket takes off to the moon.” A Falcon 9 rocket “is slated for liftoff at 3:24 p.m EDT Friday, the opening of an instantaneous window at Launch Complex 40.” Space Launch Delta 45 forecasters said Thursday, “It is expected that there will be some showers and storms in the area during the window, likely just inland of the launch site. The main threats will be cumulus clouds and lightning associated with showers and storms in the vicinity, some which may drift back towards the launch site.” 
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