IMAGE OF THE DAY: ULA Atlas V Rocket Set to Launch Saturday Morning From Cape Canaveral

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Coverage can be seen on Space Coast Daily

United Launch Alliance is set for the Atlas V rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station scheduled to launch on Saturday, May 16.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – United Launch Alliance is set for the Atlas V rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station scheduled to launch on Saturday, May 16.

Launch is targeted for 8:24 a.m. ET

Due to a low pressure system moving through Florida over the weekend, the weather forecast by the 45th Weather Squadron shows conditions for Saturday’s launch are 40-percent favorable.

Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

• Rocket: Atlas V 501

• Mission: USSF-7

• Launch Date: May 16, 2020 at 8:24 a.m. EDT.

• Launch Location: Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

Mission Information: A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 501 configuration rocket will launch the USSF-7 mission for the U.S. Space Force.

In a show of national solidarity this launch will be dedicated to honor front-line responders and those affected by COVID-19. This will mark the sixth flight of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-6).

Launch Notes: This will be the 139th mission for United Launch Alliance. It is the 84th for an Atlas V rocket and the 7th in the 501 configuration.

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