Weather OK for this week’s SpaceX launch from Cape Canaveral SFS

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Weather conditions around Cape Canaveral Space Force Station should lean toward favorable for a fiery – and “boomy” – upcoming weekend kickoff hosted by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Space Force forecasters are expecting 60% “go” odds for Friday’s 2:56 p.m. liftoff from Launch Complex 40, citing the potential for summertime storms and thick clouds as the main concerns. The mission known as Transporter-2 will boost to orbit several smaller payloads owned by different companies.