Atmosphere conditions are accounted for to be 60% “GO” all through today’s Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The Falcon 9 rocket passing on a data exchange’s satellite for Turkmenistan is wanted to lift off on April 27, 2015 from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch window opens at 6:14 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
In the wake of finishing its static flame test on Thursday, the Falcon 9 rocket was taken off to the platform Sunday night in arrangement for Monday’s dispatch. Live scope of the dispatch online starts just before 6 p.m. EDT.
As indicated by the latest launch climate forecast gave by the U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron, there is a 60% possibility of good climate conditions for Monday’s launch. The essential climate concerns will be thick clouds and cumulus clouds. On the off chance that the launch is moved to Tuesday, climate conditions weaken to just a 30% possibility of good climate conditions.
The satellite’s primary contractor, Thales Alenia Space, expressed in a discharge that the TurkmenAlem52E/MonacoSAT will permit Turkmenistan to work its first national satellite information transfers framework. The satellite is based on a Thales Alenia Space Spacebus 4000 C2 stage, will measure 4,500 kg at dispatch, and offers a configuration life surpassing 15 years.
The satellite’s information transfers coverage zone incorporates Europe, Central Asia up to the Chinese border and virtually all of Africa. The Turkmenistan Ministry of Communications will utilize Monaco’s 52°E orbital position, through the Monaco-based satellite administrator, Space Systems International – Monaco (SSI).
The launch was initially planned to occur in November 2014, however was rescheduled until April 2015 because of the Falcon 9’s crowded launch manifest.