U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron Predictiction Remains 50% Chance of Favorable Weather for Crew-1 Launch

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Teams will monitor weather conditions both for the launch area and downrange

The U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron predicts a 50% chance of favorable weather conditions at the launch pad for lift off of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission based on Falcon 9 Crew Dragon launch weather criteria. (NASA image)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – The U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron predicts a 50% chance of favorable weather conditions at the launch pad for lift off of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission based on Falcon 9 Crew Dragon launch weather criteria. 

FORECAST DETAILS:

■ Clouds, Cumulus; Coverage, Broken; Bases (feet), 3,000; Tops (feet):  14,000
■ Weather/Visibility, Scattered showers/7 miles; Temperature.  77 degrees

Teams will monitor weather conditions both for the launch area and downrange.

The primary weather concerns for launch will be cumulus clouds and associated precipitation, along with electric fields from any more robust showers.

Following the launch readiness review Friday, NASA and SpaceX teams continue to target a launch Sunday, Nov. 15 at 7:27 p.m. EST of NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on the Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station.

A lift off Sunday would set the Crew Dragon on track to arrive to the orbiting laboratory on Monday, Nov. 16 at 11 p.m.

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