Next Launch Try for DSCOVR: Tuesday 6:05 p.m.

NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Air Force and SpaceX have issued the following statement:

“The next launch attempt for the DSCOVR mission will now be Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 6:05 p.m. EST with a backup launch opportunity on Wednesday, Feb 11 at 6:03 p.m. Weather for an attempt on Monday, Feb 9 is unfavorable. If that attempt were to scrub for weather, we would lose either the Tuesday or Wednesday launch opportunity due to crew rest requirements for the Air Force.  Teams will target launch on Tuesday with a backup of Wednesday as weather is more favorable on both of those days.  While it is not required for flight, SpaceX will leverage the extra time to replace a video transmitter on the first stage in advance of the next attempt.”

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