Welcome to Rollout Day of ULA’s #AtlasV rocket from the 30-story Vertical Integration Facility to the Space Launch Complex-41 pad at Cape Canaveral to launch the #USSF7 mission for the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center. Everything continues to progress towards the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the USSF-7 mission for the U.S. Space Force.
Today’s forecast shows a 40 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch.
Liftoff from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex-41 is planned for Saturday at 8:24am EDT (1224 UTC). ULA Launch Director Paul Aragon gave final approval to begin the rollout.
The pre-roll preps are complete and the weather is acceptable to move the 197-foot-tall rocket on its Mobile Launch Platform a third-of-a-mile north to the launch pad.
This will be the 139th mission for United Launch Alliance. It is the 84th for an Atlas V rocket and the 7th in the 501 configuration.
Launch Forecast Summary:
- Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 60 percent
- Primary concerns: Ground Winds, Cumulus Cloud Rule
- Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 hour delay: 20 percent
- Primary concern: Ground Winds, Cumulus Cloud Rule