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Weather conditions at Space Force Station Cape Canaveral should be very conducive to SpaceX’s upcoming launch of its Starlink satellites to the Internet, according to an update released Tuesday.
Conditions for the Falcon 9 launch early Thursday, May 4, should be 95% “go,” space force delta 45 launch meteorologists said. The flight window from Launch Complex 40 will remain open from 3:19 a.m. to 7:12 a.m. EST, but SpaceX is expected to narrow takeoff times soon.
“A very stable, dry air mass moved across the Florida Peninsula following the passage of cold fronts on Sunday,” the meteorologists said. He said Tuesday. “It’s not likely that there’s much in the way of cloud cover, but if there are some clouds, it’s probably altocumulus.”
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Delayed until early Friday, the backup launch window conditions appear to be identical at 95% “go.”
This mission, known as Starlink 5-6, will mark the 81st flight assigned to Starlink Internet Constellation and the 22nd Space Coast launch of the year. It will involve landing a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.
After Thursday’s mission, another batch of Starlink satellites is scheduled to fly by sometime before mid-May, but schedules are still not firm for that.
For the latest, visit floridatoday.com/launchschedule.
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