SpaceX will launch the Falcon 9 rocket
At 3:11 p.m. today, SpaceX is expected to launch the Falcon 9 rocket and Earth observation satellite from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
The launch was previously scheduled to take place at the same time on Saturday, but was postponed to just before 10:30 a.m. due to weather.
“Three previous attempts were canceled due to bad weather,” according to a Yahoo report.
The second-generation COSMO-SkyMed FM2, or CSG-2, is expected to fly from Launch Complex 40. The booster is expected to return to Cape Canaveral. Spectators and residents of the launch are warned to be prepared for the sonic boom.
“According to the latest forecast from the US Space Force’s Delta 45 group in Florida, there is less than a 10% chance that bad weather will affect SpaceX’s CSG-2 satellite launch plans on Sunday,” Tariq Malik reported. , editor-in-chief. Head of Space.com.
“The delays have had a ripple effect on SpaceX missions. The Hawthorne, Calif.-based company is also preparing to launch its next batch of Starlink internet satellites from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, which sits near Cape Town Space Force Station. Canaveral. This mission was originally scheduled to launch on Saturday afternoon, but was delayed to Sunday at the earliest due to the CSG-2 launch delay on Friday,” space.com reported.
In addition, the Starlink mission will launch no earlier than Monday, according to SpaceX officials, Malik reported. SpaceX is also preparing to launch a third rocket that will carry an NROL-87 rated satellite for the US National Reconnaissance Office. The launch is expected to take place on February 2. The mission will take off from SpaceX’s pad at Vandenberg Space Force Base northwest of Lompoc.
The weather forecast for missions in Florida appears to have improved today.
The launch is scheduled for 3:11 p.m., which you can watch live at www.spacex.com. A livestream will begin at 2:56 p.m.
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