Loads of clouds remained Sunday when SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann ]
As a strengthening low strain system crossed the Florida peninsula on Sunday, climate situations at Cape Canaveral Air Power Station have been poor all day. There have been intermittent showers and loads of lightning.
By mid-morning, SpaceX had already canceled one launch from Florida, a mission carrying 5 dozen Starlink satellites. However the firm held out hope for getting the second flight of a deliberate doubleheader off on Sunday night, and by the point the clock ticked down on the SAOCOM-1B mission, climate situations started to marginally enhance.
At 7:18 pm ET (23:18 UTC) launch-site climate had solely simply turned inexperienced, so a thrice-used Falcon 9 first stage took off on its fourth flight. And a historic one it was as SpaceX launched a rocket for the 100th time, and flew a uncommon polar hall mission from Florida for Argentina’s house company.
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