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Atlas V Set to Launch New Weather Satellite on Thursday

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
February 26, 2018
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Atlas V booster (Credit: ULA)

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (ULA PR) — Everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V GOES-S mission for NASA and NOAA. The mission is set to lift off on an Atlas V rocket on Thursday, March 1 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Today’s forecast shows an 80 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. The launch time is 5:02 p.m. ET.

Launch Forecast Summary

Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 20%
Primary concerns: Cumulus Clouds, Ground Winds
Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 hour delay: 20%
Primary concern: Cumulus Clouds

Launch Broadcast

Live launch coverage will begin at 4:30 p.m. ET on March 1. Web cast available at:

Editor’s Note: The launch will also be shown on NASA TV.