Weather OK for this week’s SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral SFS


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Weather conditions around Cape Canaveral Space Force Station should lean toward favorable for a fiery – and “boomy” – upcoming weekend kickoff hosted by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Space Force forecasters are expecting 60% “go” odds for Friday’s 2:56 p.m. liftoff from Launch Complex 40, citing the potential for summertime storms and thick clouds as the main concerns. The mission known as Transporter-2 will boost to orbit several smaller payloads owned by different companies.

“A boundary in the Southeast U.S. will gradually erode as the remnants of Tropical Storm Claudette pull northward,” Space Launch Delta 45 forecasters said Tuesday. “This should mean much less storm coverage as the east coast sea breeze will rapidly move inland and push storms westward.”



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