Near-ideal weather expected for Sunday’s Falcon 9 launch

February 6, 2015 8:20 PM

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Forecasters predict mostly clear skies, light winds and comfortable temperatures for Sunday’s launch of a Falcon 9 rocket with a NOAA satellite designed to warn of solar storms that could disrupt navigation and communication technology on Earth.

The Deep Space Climate Observatory is set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 40 launch pad at 6:10:12 p.m. EST (2310:12 GMT) Sunday in an instantaneous launch opportunity.

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