Saturday, June 27, 2009

Delta IV to Launch Weather Satellite Today

NASA and the United Launch Alliance will try again this afternoon to get an advanced weather satellite off the ground and into a high earth orbit following a launch scrub last night due to lightning and storms over it's Cape Canaveral launch pad.

Weather is only marginal as the same late afternoon thunderstorms will likely redevelop today prior to the opening of a one hour launch window at 6:14 pm EDT. Forecasters are giving today's liftoff a 40% weather "Go".

The NASA and NOAA GOES-O meteorological satellite will fly aboard a ULA Delta IV (above this morning) from launch complex 37 here at Cape Canaveral AFS.

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