SpaceX is getting ready to launch a Koreasat 5A into orbit atop a Falcon 9 rocket.
The 2-hour, 24-minute launch window for the South Korean communications satellite opens at 3:34 p.m. This is the 16th flight that the Hawthorne, California-based company will perform in 2017.
If the liftoff from seaside Launch Complex 39A at Cape Canaveral goes off without a hitch, it will mark the third time this month that SpaceX launches a rocket, twice from Florida.
According to the 45th Weather Squadron, which is based at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the probability of weather causing a delay is almost nonexistent with less than a 10 percent chance of violating mission rules and primary concern for strong winds at liftoff.
As a result of the new Korean satellite, the television service in the whole Australia and much of Africa and Asia will get a boost.
SpaceX on Thursday tweeted that the company had conducted a Static Fire test on the rocket. The Static Fire test is a standard test that precedes a launch. The test is also known as the Hot Fire test. The main aim of the test is to ensure that the pad’s fueling systems function properly in a fully operational environment.
According to Orlando Sentinel.