Good evening – everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the EchoStar XIX satellite. The mission is set to lift off on a ULA Atlas V rocket on Sunday, Dec. 18 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window is 1:27-3:27 p.m. EST. Today’s L-3 forecast shows a 70 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch.
Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 30%
Primary concerns: Cumulus Clouds, Thick Clouds
Editor’s Note: This flight will be ULA’s 12th launch of the year and the 22nd and final American launch for 2016. SpaceX completed eight launches and Orbital ATK flew twice.