WATCH LIVE: SpaceX Hopes Third Launch Attempt A Charm

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Next Launch Attempt For the DSCOVR Mission Is Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 6:03 p.m. From Cape

ABOVE LIVESTREAM: Tune in to on Wednesday to watch the launch of DSCOVR. The live broadcast begins at 5 p.m. and the launch is scheduled for 6:03 p.m.

 BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION – The next launch attempt of NOAA’s DSCOVR is on Wednesday at 6:03 p.m. EST, after upper-level winds scrubbed Tuesday’s attempt. 

Tune in to on Wednesday to watch the launch of DSCOVR. The live broadcast begins at 5 p.m. and the launch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. (NASA image)

DSCOVR will provide critical data necessary for NOAA space weather forecasters to issue timely and accurate warnings of solar storms that have the potential to disrupt major public infrastructure systems such as power grids, telecommunications, aviation and GPS.

WATCH LIVE the SpaceX launch live on on Wednesday beginning at 5 p.m. EST, courtesy of NASA TV.

NASA said the weather is expected to be more favorable, with weakening upper-level winds.

Stay tuned here:

DSCOVR is a partnership between NOAA, NASA and the U.S. Air Force and will maintain the nation’s solar wind observations capability.

These observations are critical to the accuracy and lead time of NOAA’s space weather alerts, forecasts, warnings and space weather events like geomagnetic storms caused by changes in solar wind.


ABOVE VIDEO: SpaceX released this dramatic footage of its booster rocket trying to land on a floating barge in the Atlantic, an unprecedented attempt that ended in a fiery explosion.

SpaceX will make a second attempt to make a rocket landing on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.

SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk said that the first rocket landing try was “Close, but no cigar.” (SpaceX image)

Once the launch is complete, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will attempt a landing on “Just Follow the Instructions” — an autonomous spaceport drone ship located about 370 miles off the Brevard County coast.

It is the second time that SpaceX will attempt to land the Falcon 9 first stage on the drone ship.

A Jan. 10 attempt ended with the booster crashing into the landing platform and exploding into a fireball.

The barge landings are the next step in SpaceX’s effort to make the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage reusable.

SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk said that try was “Close, but no cigar.”