SpaceX Presses Back Release Time for Release – News 13 Orlando

17December 2020

KENNEDY AREA CENTER– SpaceX did not state why it pressed back for a second time on Thursday the Falcon 9 liftoff, which is expected to bring a classified satellite for the U.S. federal government.


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At the 1 minute 45 second mark of the 9:45 a.m. EST launch, SpaceX stopped the countdown clock and just specified that the Falcon 9 rocket and the National Reconnaissance Workplace’s NROL-108 satellite were in “good health.”

If it will attempt a launch on Thursday and that its has until midday to come to a choice, SpaceX specified that its group is determining. Midday is when SpaceX’s launch window closes.

Originally, the launch was expected to begin at 9 a.m. EST. and then it was pressed to 9:45 a.m. EST due to weather.

The 45th Weather Squadron is providing a 70% projection favorability for the launch.

The nearly 230-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket is poised for launch at the Kennedy Space Center Pad 39A.

If the launch has to be pressed back, the next liftoff attempt will be Friday, December 18, with the three-hour launch window opening at 9 a.m. EST, specified SpaceX.

The Falcon 9 will be sending up the NROL-108 satellite as the last scheduled flight of 2020.

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