SpaceX now targets an early Friday, June 1, launching a European communications satellite from the Cape Canaveral Air Force station
The launch of an already-flown Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled for Friday Scheduled for 12:29 am, the Opening of a Nearly Two-Hour Window in the Launch Complex 40
The weather forecast is not ideal, with thick clouds providing a 40 percent chance of acceptable launch conditions, according to an Air Force Monday release Forecast. s The 45th Weather Squadron
"The team uses extra time to perform vehicle checks before take-off and also monitors the weather conditions at the Cape," SpaceX said Monday.
The Falcon 9 will attempt to deliver the SES-12 spacecraft Orbit high above the equator of the Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES
The almost 12,000 kg satellite built by Airbus Defense and Space, one of the largest of SES Satellite will provide high-resolution broadcast and high-speed data services in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region
The mission will be the second to fly from the rocket's first booster stage, which was added last September has launched the Air Force Space Shuttle X-37B.
SpaceX will not attempt to land the booster again, but is expected to attempt to retrieve the nose cone's nose cone from the ocean after a parachuted Spalshdown.
The Booster is an older model that replaced SpaceX with a new version, known as Block 5, which was first released on May 11th.
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