Everything is progressing toward the ULA Delta IV launch carrying the GPS III Magellan mission for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. The mission is set to lift off on Thursday, Aug. 22 from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Today’s forecast shows an 80 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. The 27-minute launch window opens at 9 a.m. ET.

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, Flight Through Precipitation

Launch Broadcast

Live broadcast coverage of launch will begin at 8:40 a.m. ET on Aug. 22.
Live launch updates and webcast available at: www.ulalaunch.com

Heather McFarland