SpaceX Launch Scrubbed, Reset For Saturday

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, topped by the Dragon spacecraft, awaits liftoff from Launch Complex 39A. Image Credit: NASA/Glenn Benson

June 2, 2017 – Poor weather grounded a SpaceX rocket slated to launch two University of Colorado Boulder-built payloads to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday. The launch team is resetting for a liftoff Saturday, June 3, at 3:07 p.m. MDT.

The forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of acceptable conditions for a Saturday launch. The forecast provided by the U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron cites anvil clouds, cumulus clouds, and flight through precipitation as the primary concerns.

NASA TV coverage of the countdown will begin at 2:30 p.m. MDT.

The mission, which carries no crew, is the 11th cargo flight to the International Space Station for SpaceX. Inside Dragon are about 6,000 pounds of research and equipment, supplies for the station’s resident crew and other hardware necessary for the operation of the orbiting laboratory.

The CRS-11 mission will be the 100th mission to lift off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.