Weather conditions are expected to be favorable Early Wednesday launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral out, the Air Force confirmed at the weekend.

Launching at 3:59 am from Launch Complex 40 should be 80% "go" during the current window, meaning the rocket is about to start or move to another day. The rocket-propelled Dragon space probe will fly to the International Space Station with thousands of pounds of supplies, cargo and science experiments, the 45th Weather Squadron said Sunday. "These cumulus cloud rains are the main worry of the weather."

Late Thursday conditions remain largely the same, but a 70% decline is observed due to the increased likelihood of thick cloud layers

Shortly after taking off, the rocket's 156ft high first stage is about 16 miles off Landing at Port Canaveral on the Drone Of I Love You You (19459026) and generating sound waves along the way will likely be a wake up call for many in the area.

The Mission – SpaceX's 17th Place Under NASA Contract for Commercial Resupply Services – follows the loss of a Crew Dragon capsule on April 20 in Cape Canaveral. The teams tested their SuperDraco broke off the engines in Landing Zone 1 when an anomaly occurred, which led to the decision to land on the drone ship. Moving the landing will preserve evidence and give teams time to restore the area.

Cargo Dragon and Crew Dragon are similar vehicles that resemble some common components. The latter is designed for cargo only, while the former flew once without a crew and should bring astronauts to the ISS.

Emre Kelly at aekelly@floridatoday.com or 321-242-3715. Follow him on Twitter Facebook and Instagram @EmreKelly.

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Dec. 5, 2018: A SpaceX Falcon 9 is successfully launching from Cape Canaveral with supplies for the ISS, but the first tier is not landing in nearby landing zone 1.
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