LAUNCH COVERAGE: Weather Forecast Shows 90-Percent ‘Go’ For SpaceX Launch From Cape Canaveral
By Space Coast Daily // December 3, 2019
Launch targeted for 12:51 p.m.
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION – SpaceX’s rocket launch from Cape Canaveral on Wednesday will have ideal weather, according to the 45th Weather Squadron report.
Forecast shows weather conditions are 90-percent favorable for a ‘Go’ for launch Wednesday afternoon.
SpaceX is targeting 12:51 p.m. for the launch of its Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The Dragon spacecraft also will carry crew supplies and hardware to the orbiting laboratory to support the Expedition 61 crew for the 19th mission under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract.
The space station is a convergence of science, technology and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and enables research not possible on Earth.
The orbiting laboratory has been occupied continuously since November 2000. In that time, more than 230 people, and a variety of international and commercial spacecraft have visited the orbiting laboratory.
The space station remains the springboard to NASA’s next great leap in exploration, including future missions to the Moon and eventually to Mars.