Cape Canaveral, Flat. – UPDATE – A scheduled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch that will send a secret spy satellite into Bit Rabbit is in the grip on Thursday morning.
The Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to take off at 9:45 a.m., but was put on hold about a minute before launch. The launch window runs until 12 noon on Thursday, SpaceX said.
According to the company, an auto-abortion started 1 minute and 53 seconds before the first launch attempt due to the second phase sensor reading.
The SpaceX team is currently trying to determine if the company will try again within the launch window. Both payloads and rockets are healthy.
If the launch is scrapped, SpaceX may try again at 9 a.m. Friday.
Original story: The weather conditions on Thursday of the Space Coast looked mostly favorable for the start of the final year, with a mission designed to include sword-wielding Sonic Booms originating from the Falcon 9 booster’s descent from Cape Canaveral.
If scheduled, SpaceX will face 70% “go” conditions at the Kennedy Space Center for the unveiling of a secret intelligence satellite owned by the National Reconnaissance Office.
The Space Force’s 45th Weather Squadron said, “From Wednesday night through Thursday morning, a high-pressure system heading east from South Texas will bring cold, dry air.” Said on Tuesday. “Weather worries for Thursday are a concern for any long-term cloud cover due to the lift of winds and dense cloud cover.”
Although Pad 39A is not included in the “percent go” calculation, forecasters note that upper-level winds from Thursday morning could be a moderate risk.
After the lift off, the Falcon 9 ′ 162-foot first-stage booster will detach from the second stage, and then start downstream to Florida. Goal: Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, about 9 miles south of Pad 39A.
As it descends to the tip of the Cape, Space Coast residents and spectators should be prepared for the triple sonic booms generated by the booster, which are not harmful to turn on some horrible and car alarms.
For this mission, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket was selected by NRO, which is called NRL-108. Although the intelligence agency provides little information about its salaries, Mission Artwork released on Tuesday In a fit of rage, the fan gorilla beats his chest in front of a text that reads: “Peace by force.”
“Gorillas are peaceful animals but they can be terrifying if needed,” the NRO said. Said via Twitter. “Like the guerrillas, our NRL-108 mission is constantly vigilant and ready to defend itself, demonstrating the NRO’s commitment to defending US fighters, interests and allies.”
The beginning of Thursday marks the 31st day of the year for the space coast.
- Rocket: SpaceX Falcon 9
- Mission: NRO Intelligence Satellite
- Launch time: TBD
- Launch Window: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Pond launch: 39A at Kennedy Space Center
- Landing: Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
- Weather: 70% “Go”
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