TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — SpaceX is targeting a Monday launch of the COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation FM2 mission from the Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
The mission, which will blast off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, seeks to deliver the payload to low Earth orbit. SpaceX said the instantaneous launch window will be Monday at 6:11 p.m. EST.
According to a tweet from SpaceX, Sunday’s weather was more than 90% favorable for launch. Unfortunately, a “hold, hold, hold” call was made in the final seconds leading up to the launch. The mission was originally scheduled for Jan. 27, but was repeatedly delayed due to weather concerns.
According to SpaceX, the Falcon 9 first stage booster supporting the mission previously supported the launch of Arabsat-6A and STP-2.
After the booster separates, Falcon 9 is expected to return to Earth and land on Landing Zone 1 (LZ-1).
A live webcast of this mission will begin about 15 minutes prior to liftoff.