Everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the Mars 2020 mission for NASA.

The mission is set to lift off on Thursday, July 30 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Today’s forecast shows an 80 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch.

The two-hour launch window begins at 7:50 a.m. EDT.

Please see the Atlas V Mars 2020 mission overview here: https://www.ulalaunch.com/docs/default-source/launch-booklets/mars2020_mobrochure_200717.pdf

Launch Forecast Summary:

Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 20%

Primary concerns: Cumulus Cloud Rule, Thick Cloud Layer Rule

Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 hour delay: 10%

Primary concern: Cumulus Cloud Rule

Launch Broadcast

Live broadcast coverage of launch will begin at 7 a.m. EDT on July 30.

Live launch updates and webcast available at: www.ulalaunch.com

Heather McFarland- photo ULA