Brevard County

Saturday’s rocket launch scrubbed due to poor weather conditions; here’s the next launch window

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — The United Launch Alliance was scheduled to launch an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Saturday morning, but the launch was scrubbed because of poor weather conditions.

The rocket was originally scheduled to blast off from Space Launch Complex 41 at 8:24 a.m., but rainy, windy and cloudy conditions delayed several launch attempts.

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The next launch window will open at 9:14 a.m. Sunday.

The U.S. Space Force will launch its secretive X-37B orbital test vehicle atop the rocket as well as a small satellite developed by the U.S. Air Force Academy.

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The classified mission has been dedicated to health care workers, first responders and anyone else who has been affected by COVID-19.

SpaceX was scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 early Sunday, but that launch has now been postponed until Tuesday.

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The rocket will deploy 60 satellites for the Starlink program, which aims to provide affordable, global internet access.

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See video of the rocket on the launch pad below:

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Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.