CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – The launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying a Dragon capsule to the International Space Station was scrubbed on Wednesday due to upper-altitude winds and high winds at sea creating dynamic conditions around the Of Course I Still Love You droneship.
The launch is now scheduled for 12:29 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, December 5, 2019, from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The CRS-19 mission is SpaceX’s 12th launch of 2019.
Launch Weather 80% ‘GO’
According to the latest forecast from the U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron, there is a 90% chance of favorable weather for the launch. The primary concern is liftoff winds.
Attempted Landing On Drone Ship
Following stage separation, the first stage of the Falcon 9 Block 5 will attempt a landing on the autonomous drone ship Of Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic Ocean.
‘Flight-Proven’ (Reused) Dragon Capsule
This Dragon Capsule previously launched the CRS-4 and 12 missions to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The Dragon capsule will carry food and supplies to the crew aboard to the International Space Station, including critical materials to directly support dozens of the more than 250 science investigations and technology demonstrations that will occur during Expeditions 61 and 62.
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