CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An Atlas V rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral this afternoon.
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The United Launch Alliance rocket carried a series of advanced weather satellites called “GOES-T” into orbit.
The satellites will stay fixed just 22,000 miles over Hawaii, tracking storms moving across the country.
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The launch window opened at 4:38 p.m.
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In the latest launch weather briefing, @SpaceForceDOD meteorologists now forecast a 70% chance of acceptable conditions for liftoff from Cape Canaveral this afternoon. The main concern is liftoff wind. Weather is acceptable for proceeding into fueling operations. pic.twitter.com/kngvye379h— ULA (@ulalaunch) March 1, 2022
Final preps are underway at Space Launch Complex-41 for tomorrow’s countdown and launch of #AtlasV with #GOEST. Weather is 70% GO.— ULA (@ulalaunch) February 28, 2022
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