Weather Conditions 70-Percent Favorable Tonight for SpaceX Rocket Launch From Cape Canaveral

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Launch window opens at 8:28 p.m. ET.

ABOVE VIDEO: SpaceX is targeting Thursday, January 7 for launch of the Turksat 5A mission from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The four-hour launch window opens at 8:28 p.m. EST, or 01:28 UTC on January 8, and a back up opportunity is available on Friday, January 8, with a four-hour launch window opening at 8:28 p.m. EST, or 01:28 UTC on January 9.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The latest weather report by the 45th Weather Squadron shows weather conditions for Thursday night’s SpaceX launch is 70-percent favorable.

SpaceX is getting ready to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Thursday that will launch a Turksat 5A communications satellite for Turksat, which is a Turkish satellite operator.

Launch window is set to open at 8:28 p.m. ET. on Thursday and close at 12:28 a.m. ET on Friday.

The satellite will provide Ku-band television broadcast services over Turkey, the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

Following first stage separation, SpaceX will attempt to recover the booster engine on drone ship ‘Of Course, I Still Love You’

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