UPDATE: Weather Forecast Listed As ’90 Percent Favorable’ For Friday’s SpaceX Launch

By  //  April 7, 2016

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coverage will begin at 3:30 p.m.

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The U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron has issued the L-1 Day forecast for the launch of SpaceX CRS-8 to the International Space Station. There is a 90 percent chance of favorable weather and the primary weather concern for launch is liftoff winds.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron has issued the L-1 Day forecast for the launch of SpaceX CRS-8 to the International Space Station. There is a 90 percent chance of favorable weather and the primary weather concern for launch is liftoff winds.

The eighth SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch Friday, April 8, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

NASA Television coverage will begin at 3:30 p.m. EDT and liftoff is targeted for an instantaneous window at 4:43 p.m.

The spacecraft’s 7,000 pounds of supplies, science experiments, and technology demonstrations include critical materials to support the 250 science and research investigations that will occur during the station’s Expeditions 47 and 48.


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