vendredi 11 août 2017

Weather Forecast for Monday’s Planned Launch of SpaceX CRS-12

SpaceX - CRS-12 Dragon Mission patch.

August 11, 2017

Meteorologists with the U.S. Air Force 45th Space Wing are predicting a 70 percent chance of favorable weather for liftoff of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon spacecraft. Launch of the company’s twelfth commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 14 at 12:31 p.m. EDT from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Image above: On June 3, 2017, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 39A on the company’s 11th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. Photo credits: NASA/Tony Gray.

Rain and thunderstorms are expected today and through the weekend, especially in the afternoon – a familiar summer weather pattern for Florida’s Space Coast. Heading into Monday, cumulus clouds and flight through precipitation are forecasters’ primary launch weather concerns, but the early afternoon launch time is helpful.7

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Image (mentioned), Text, Credits: NASA/Anna Heiney.


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