Monday, May 12, 2014

Delta IV Rocket Set To Launch On May 15

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- The launch of a U.S. Air Force satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV medium configuration rocket is set for  8:08 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 15, 2014 with an 18-minute launch window.


The Delta IV rocket will carry the
GPS IIF-6 satellite into space from Space Launch Complex-37 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.


As of Monday, the USAF 45th Weather Squadron forecasts that there is only a 30% percent chance overall of acceptable weather conditions at launch time.  The primary weather concerns for launch are anvil clouds, cumulus clouds and lightning.


The GPS IIF-6 mission will be ULA’s fifth launch of 2014 and 82nd overall.  It also will mark the 26th flight of the Delta IV launch vehicle since its inaugural flight in November 2002.