Falcon 9 RTF Update: Postpone to Monday

With a 10% improved chance of a successful landing in simulations tomorrow, SpaceX has delayed the Orbcomm mission and the Falcon 9 return to flight until tomorrow.  Launch flight rules show a decline to 80% chance of favorable conditions (with clouds the main concern), so I’m unclear on exactly what is better tomorrow; it may have to do with a forecasted shift in wind direction.  In any case, tomorrow’s window opens at 8:33 PM EST (7:33 PM CST, or 0133 GMT Tuesday) and lasts for sixty seconds, so if you want to catch video of the launch and possibly also the landing, that’s when you want to check out the Internet!  😉


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