Weather Delayed Atlas V Launch Rescheduled for Saturday

Atlas V with NROL-52 satellite. (Credit: ULA)

UPDATE: The launch was scrubbed due to an issue with a telemetry transmitter on the vehicle. No new late date has been set yet.

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Calif. — The ULA Atlas V launch carrying the NROL-52 mission in support of national security remains on track. The mission, for the National Reconnaissance Office, is set to lift off on a ULA Atlas V rocket on Saturday, Oct. 7 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Today‚Äôs forecast shows a 60 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. The Oct. 7 launch time is 3:59 a.m. ET.

Launch Forecast Summary:

Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 40%
Primary concerns: Cumulus Clouds and Thick Clouds
Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 hour delay: 30%
Primary concern: Cumulus Clouds

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