Weather Conditions 90% Favorable for SpaceX Rocket Launch from Cape Canaveral on Friday, April 7
By Space Coast Daily // April 5, 2023
launch is targeted for 12:39 a.m. ET
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – SpaceX is scheduled launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral on Friday, April 7.
Launch is targeted for 12:39 a.m. ET.
The latest weather report shows conditions are 90-percent favorable, according to the 45th Weather Squadron.
The rocket will launch the Intelsat 40e communications satellite for Intelsat.
Intelsat 40e will join Intelsat’s “Epic” fleet of high-throughput satellites, providing in-flight connectivity and other mobile communications services over North and Central America.
Intelsat 40e is a partial replacement for Intelsat 29e, which failed in 2019. Intelsat 40e hosts NASA’s Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument to measure atmospheric chemistry and monitor air pollution over North America.
The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.