LAUNCH FORECAST: 45th Weather Squadron Shows 30-Percent ‘GO’ For SpaceX Rocket Launch Tonight

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Launch window opens at 6:01 p.m.

The 45th Weather Squadron latest weather report shows conditions aren’t favorable tonight for a Thursday night rocket launch by SpaceX due to heavy clouds and potential storms near the area during launch time. (SpaceX Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The 45th Weather Squadron latest weather report shows conditions aren’t favorable tonight for a Thursday night rocket launch by SpaceX due to heavy clouds and potential storms near the area during launch time.

The report shows there is a 70-percent chance that the weather will violate launch constraints.

Launch window opens at 6:01 p.m.

On Wednesday, the launch attempt was halted at the 29-second mark due to weather as well.

The launch will be SpaceX’s 18th resupply mission to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Pad 40.

The company’s Dragon spacecraft will deliver supplies and critical materials to directly support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 60 and beyond.

In addition to bringing research to station, the Dragon’s unpressurized trunk is carrying the International Docking Adapter-3 (IDA-3), which, when installed on the space station, will provide the microgravity laboratory with two common ports that expand opportunities for visiting vehicles, including new spacecraft designed to carry humans for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

Live coverage will be provided by Space Coast Daily TV beginning at 5:45 p.m.

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