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After Hurricane Ian delays, Florida to see 3 launches in 3 days – Fox Weather

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Florida’s spaceport volition person a engaged week aft Hurricane Ian jammed up launches for a fewer days until the upwind cleared.

Ahead of Ian’s landfall successful Southwest Florida, NASA’s Artemis-1 rocket, the Space Launch System, was forced to rotation backmost into the hangar astatine Kennedy Space Center. Even with landfall connected the Gulf Coast, Central Florida’s Space Coast saw large flooding, hurricane-force winds and rain. 

The motorboat hold by Hurricane Ian means NASA is present targeting November to motorboat the satellite rocket for the archetypal time. In the meantime, ULA, SpaceX and NASA person plans for unrelated back-to-back launches this week that volition support the Space Coast engaged for 3 days.

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ULA is targeting 5:36 p.m. EDT Tuesday to motorboat its Atlas V rocket with SES 20 and 21 connection satellites from Cape Canaveral Space Force Base.

The Atlas V rocket volition nonstop the satellites into geosynchronous orbit for outer relation SES.

SpaceX and NASA are moving toward launching 4 astronauts astatine noon Wednesday from Kennedy Space Center. The Crew-5 launch, comprised of American, Russian and Japanese abstraction explorers, volition beryllium a 6-month ngo to the International Space Station. 

The motorboat was delayed from Oct. 3 to let much clip to measure KSC facilities for immoderate imaginable harm from Ian.

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    NASA astronauts Josh Cassada, left, and Nicole Mann, 2nd from left, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata, 2nd from right, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina, right, wearing SpaceX spacesuits, are seen arsenic they hole to depart the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building for Launch Complex 39A during a formal rehearsal anterior to the Crew-5 ngo launch, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, astatine NASA’s Kennedy Space Center successful Florida. (Image: NASA)
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  • Cosmonaut Anna Kikina sits successful  a mockup of the spacecraft that volition  instrumentality     NASA's SpaceX Crew-5 ngo  to the International Space Station during a grooming  astatine  SpaceX successful  Hawthorne, California.

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    Cosmonaut Anna Kikina sits successful a mockup of the spacecraft that volition instrumentality NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 ngo to the International Space Station during a grooming astatine SpaceX successful Hawthorne, California. (Image: NASA)
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    NASA astronauts Josh Cassada, left, and Nicole Mann, 2nd from left, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata, 2nd from right, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina, right, wearing SpaceX spacesuits, are seen arsenic they hole to depart the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building for Launch Complex 39A during a formal rehearsal anterior to the Crew-5 ngo launch, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, astatine NASA’s Kennedy Space Center successful Florida. (Image: NASA)
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  • NASA astronauts Josh Cassada, left, and Nicole Mann, 2nd  from left, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata, 2nd  from right, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina, right, wearing SpaceX spacesuits, are seen arsenic  they hole   to depart the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building for Launch Complex 39A during a formal  rehearsal anterior  to the Crew-5 ngo  launch, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, astatine  NASA’s Kennedy Space Center successful  Florida.

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    NASA astronauts Josh Cassada, left, and Nicole Mann, 2nd from left, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata, 2nd from right, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina, right, wearing SpaceX spacesuits, are seen arsenic they hole to depart the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building for Launch Complex 39A during a formal rehearsal anterior to the Crew-5 ngo launch, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, astatine NASA’s Kennedy Space Center successful Florida. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 ngo is the 5th unit rotation ngo of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station arsenic portion of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.  Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)
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    In this aerial view, a location burns aft Hurricane Ian passed done the country connected September 29, 2022 successful Sanibel, Florida. 
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  • A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen connected  the motorboat  pad astatine  Launch Complex 39A during a little  static occurrence  trial  up  of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, astatine  NASA’s Kennedy Space Center successful  Florida.

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    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen connected the motorboat pad astatine Launch Complex 39A during a little static occurrence trial up of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, astatine NASA’s Kennedy Space Center successful Florida. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 ngo is the 5th unit rotation ngo of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station arsenic portion of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina are scheduled to motorboat from Launch Complex 39A astatine the Kennedy Space Center. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)
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NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina volition motorboat connected apical of the Falcon 9 successful a Crew Dragon spacecraft.

To wrapper up the week, different SpaceX Falcon 9 volition motorboat the Galaxy 33 and Galaxy 34 commercialized communications satellites for Intelsat astatine 7:07 p.m. EDT Thursday from Space Launch Complex 40 astatine Cape Canaveral Space Force Base.

The Falcon 9 volition present the satellites for Intelsat to geosynchronous orbit, providing connection services passim North America. 

Florida’s bedewed play ends with Ian

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ULA Atlas V motorboat forecast.
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Weather plays a large relation successful immoderate rocket launch. The Space Force’s 45th Weather Squadron works with ULA, SpaceX and NASA to supply motorboat forecasts days, hours and minutes up of immoderate liftoff.

After being drenched by Ian’s record-setting rainfall, Florida is experiencing a invited adust agelong ending the bedewed season, but scattered showers are forecast to instrumentality aboriginal successful the week. 

For those who get to spot this triple-launch week successful idiosyncratic oregon adjacent 1 liftoff, the upwind couldn’t beryllium better. The FOX Forecast Center is tracking highs conscionable beneath oregon supra 80 degrees done the play with a partially cloudy sky. A coagulated accidental of rainfall doesn’t look successful the forecast until adjacent week for Florida’s Space Coast.

ULA has an 80% accidental of favorable motorboat upwind for Tuesday’s connection outer launch. The superior interest volition beryllium cumulus clouds. The backup motorboat accidental connected Wednesday has a amended forecast with 90% favorable conditions. 

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SpaceX NASA Crew-5 motorboat forecast.
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NASA’s Crew-5 motorboat with SpaceX volition proceed to payment from the cool, adust aerial from Hurricane Ian. The superior concerns are Cumulus clouds and rainfall with greater than a 90% accidental of favorable conditions.

The Galaxy 33 and 34 outer motorboat connected a Falcon 9 this Thursday should person fantabulous upwind with much than a 90% accidental of favorable liftoff conditions. The superior interest volition beryllium cumulus clouds.

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SpaceX Galaxy 33/34 outer motorboat forecast.
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