Weather Forecast Shows 80-Percent ‘Go’ For SpaceX Launch On Wednesday From Cape Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // May 15, 2019
Launch window opens at 10:30 p.m.
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The latest weather forecast is favorable for the SpaceX rocket launch from Cape Canaveral on Wednesday.
45th Space Wing’s weather forecast shows weather conditions are 80-percent favorable for the launch.
Launch window opens at 10:30 p.m. and will close at 12 a.m. ET
“A weak frontal boundary will slowly push through the Space Coast today, allowing another round of showers and thunder to form early this afternoon,” said 45th Space Wing.
“The boundary will slide south by this evening, taking with it the unsettled weather. Winds will become northwesterly this afternoon, then northerly and northeasterly overnight. On Wednesday, the boundary should remain stalled across South Florida through the launch window.”
“The primary is concern is any enhanced cumulus clouds moving onshore. Maximum upper-level winds will be from the west at 110 knots near 45,000 feet.”
The rocket will launch a number of satellites for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband network.
Following stage separation, the main stage booster engine will attempt landing on drone ship ‘Of Course, I Still Love You’ in the Atlantic Ocean.
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