Secret SpaceX 'Zuma' to launch from Cape Canaveral postponed for the second time

By: Irene Sans

Updated:

Thursday afternoon - 

 

The second attempt to launch the 'Zuma' mission by SpaceX, on Thursday evening, from Cape Canaveral was scrubbed. 
Again, not many details were given about the postponed launch of the secret payload, but clouds have lingered longer than expected along the coast, which may have caused the delayed. 

A new launch window opens Friday Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. ET, with a 90 percent chance of being a "go".
 


Wednesday afternoon update- 
SpaceX has postponed the launched originally scheduled for Wednesday evening. 
Not many details were provided about the scrubbed launched, but there is a good chance that it was related to bad weather. Thicker clouds and showers have been persistent over Cape Canaveral Wednesday. 

 

Weather is forecast to improve on Thursday. There is a 90 percent chance of the launch being a "go". The two-hour launch window opens at 8 p.m. Thursday.
 

Original article- 

SpaceX's top secret launch, code-named Zuma, is set for Wednesday night. The launch window opens at 8 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m.

 

The new nine-engine rocket will launch from pad 39A and will take the secret payload to a low orbit. Falcon 9 rocket will return to Landing Zone 1 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Prior to this mission SpaceX has landed the first stage booster at Landing Zone 1 seven times.

 

The Zuma mission will be SpaceX's 17 launch this year.

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SpaceX sent an advisory Wednesday warning that this launch could trigger a sonic boom, which residents of Brevard, Orange, Osceola Seminole and Volusia may experience. Hearing the sonic boom will depend on weather conditions across your region.

 

Watch: The science behind a sonic boom

 

The engines were ignited for testing purposes early Saturday evening at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. This is a customary step in all SpaceX launch vampaigns.

Cumulus clouds could be the main restrictions for the launch, which is given a 70 percent chance of being a “go."

 

See: Cape Canaveral hour-by-hour forecast

 

If necessary, the next window will be on Thursday evening. We will stream the launch live here on wftv.com/watch-live and on Facebook Live.

 

 

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