SpaceX Launch to International Space Station From Cape Canaveral Set 3:11 a.m. Friday

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Cargo Dragon spacecraft to deliver the next shipment of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station. Liftoff from Launch Complex 40 is targeted for 3:11 a.m. Friday morning. (SpaceX image)

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BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Cargo Dragon spacecraft to deliver the next shipment of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station. Liftoff from Launch Complex 40 is targeted for 3:11 a.m. Friday morning.

This is the 17th SpaceX mission under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services contract.

The Air Force’s 45th Weather Squadron said that launch day probability of violating weather constraints is 60 percent due to Cumulus and Thick Cloud Layer Rules and Flight Through Precipitation.

The Dragon spacecraft, which will deliver 5,500 pounds of cargo, is scheduled to arrive at the ISS early Sunday.

The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket will attempt a vertical landing on the deck of an autonomous spaceport drone ship, which will be located off the coast approximately 12 miles. The rocket will then be transported to Port Canaveral and refurbished for a future flight.

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