Weather 40% for This Morning’s Launch From Kennedy Space Center

Weather officials with Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s 45th Weather Squadron predict a 40% chance of favorable weather conditions for this morning’s launch from the Space Coast, with the cumulus cloud rule and flight through precipitation serving as the primary weather concerns.

CRS-23 mission patchNASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 3:37 a.m. EDT, to launch its 23rd commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff will be from Launch Complex 39A at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft will deliver new science investigations, supplies, and equipment for the international crew.

Upon Dragon’s arrival – slated for Sunday, Aug. 29, at approximately 11 a.m. – NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur will monitor operations while the spacecraft autonomously docks to the orbiting laboratory’s Harmony module.