Weather Looking Up for Today’s Launch From Kennedy Space Center

CRS-23 mission: Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft stand tall at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A early Sunday morning. Credit: NASA

Let’s try this again! Good morning from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft stand ready for liftoff at Kennedy’s Launch Complex 39A. Poor weather in the area caused a scrub of yesterday’s planned 3:37 a.m. EDT launch.

Weather officials with Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s 45th Weather Squadron predict a 80% chance of favorable weather conditions for this morning’s 3:14 launch from the Space Coast, with the cumulus cloud rule and flight through precipitation serving as the primary weather concerns.

For today’s liftoff, there is an instantaneous launch window. Live countdown begins at 2:45 a.m. – watch on NASA TV or the agency’s website. Also, you can stay right here for live coverage, through spacecraft separation.

The third flight for SpaceX under NASA’s second commercial resupply services contract, and the company’s 23rd overall cargo resupply mission, this mission will deliver more than 4,800 pounds of science experiments and research, crew supplies, and hardware to the International Space Station.