Forecast: 60 Percent ‘Go’

Meteorologists are calling for a 60 percent chance of acceptable conditions early Tuesday morning, Jan. 6, for the launch of the SpaceX cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The primary concern is for thick clouds developing over the Florida launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station adjacent to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Launch time is 6:20 a.m. EST.

We’ll begin our continuous countdown and launch coverage here and on NASA TV at 5 a.m. The mission is the fifth cargo flight for SpaceX and will see the company’s Falcon 9 rocket lift a Dragon spacecraft into orbitĀ loaded with more than 3,700 pounds of scientific experiments, technology demonstrations and supplies, including critical materials to support 256 science and research investigations that will take place on the station during the station’s Expeditions 42 and 43.

4 thoughts on “Forecast: 60 Percent ‘Go’”

  1. I understand that this is a reusable mission, SO when is the landing on the platform in the ocean ?
    Is there a location and time frame available ? Can you see it from the shore ??? How far out is it actually in the Ocean ?
    Freddy

  2. Where is the best place to watch the launch on Jan 2, 2015? Is it behind the cruise ships or the bridge in Titusville? Thank you in advance for your help.

  3. Can you tell me, which cubesats are on board of the mission? I know, that PlanetLab’s 2 Flock-1D’ satellites and the Brazilian AESP-14 are on board. I have found some reports, that the Brazilian SERPENS might be also on board, but i could not find any confirmation. Are there more?

    best regards & good luck for the launch
    Gunter Krebs

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