SpaceX will make a second attempt to launch its first Crew Dragon spacecraft with astronauts this weekend after the historic Demo-2 mission scrubbed due to bad weather on Wednesday (May 27).
While the scheduled launch date has changed, so has the time, so be sure to take note of the updated schedule and don’t miss the big event! SpaceX is targeting now Saturday (May 30) at. 3:22. EDT (1922 GMT) for the cancellation of the Falcon 9 rocket that sends veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
If the launch attempt on Saturday is delayed again due to the weather – there is currently a 50% chance of adverse starting weather ̵
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The start window for the Demo-2 mission is immediate, which means that if they cannot start at the exact time, they will have to wait for the next start date for backup.
SpaceX and NASA have not yet officially announced the next start date for backup if Demo-2 does not leave the ground this weekend. However, in a pre-launch meeting today (May 29), NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said that June 7 and June 8 are on the table, and the agency is also investigating the feasibility of a launch this coming Tuesday or Wednesday (June 2 or June 3).
According to the US Air Force’s 45th spacecraft, which is tasked with predicting the likelihood of acceptable launch weather for launches from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, Sunday’s forecast looks somewhat better than Saturday’s forecast, but not by Saturday’s forecast. very. The latest weather report issued today (May 29) at 9:00 PM EDT (1300 GMT) shows 40% risk of weather violations on Sunday, or 60% chance of good weather for a rocket committee.