Everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the Solar Orbiter mission for the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA.

The mission is set to lift off on Sunday, Feb. 9 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 11:03 p.m. ET.

Please see the Atlas V Solar Orbiter mission overview here: https://www.ulalaunch.com/docs/default-source/launch-booklets/solarorbiter_mob.pdf?sfvrsn=fb89ef53_4

Launch Forecast Summary:

Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 20%
Primary concerns: Cumulus Cloud Rule

Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 hour delay: 30%
Primary concern: Cumulus Cloud Rule

Launch Broadcast

Live broadcast coverage of launch will begin at 10:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 9
Live launch updates and webcast available at: www.ulalaunch.com

Heather McFarland- photo ULA

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