Everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the Orbital Flight Test, Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner capsule. The mission is set to lift off on Friday, Dec. 20, from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Today’s forecast shows a 70 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. The twenty-minute launch window begins at 6:26 a.m. and the instantaneous launch is planned for 6:36 a.m. EST.

Please see the Atlas V Starliner mission overview here.

Launch Forecast Summary:

Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 30%
Primary concerns: Cumulus cloud rule, ground winds

Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24-hour delay: 40%
Primary concern: Cumulus cloud rule, thick cloud layer rule

Launch Broadcast

Live broadcast coverage of launch will begin at 5:30 a.m. EST on Dec. 20 and will broadcast live on NASA TV.

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

Julie Arnold

0 comments