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

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On June 3, 2017, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Launch Pad 39A on the company's 11th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station.

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

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.

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.