SpaceX will be busy today with spacecraft potentially coming and going from orbit at the same time.
The company will try to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral less than two hours before a Dragon capsule returning from the International Space Station is due to splash down in the Pacific Ocean.
Launch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Deep Space Climate Observatory mission has been scheduled for 6:05 p.m. today.
A first launch attempt on Sunday scrubbed because an Air Force tracking radar went down.
With a poor weather forecast Monday, NASA said launch managers elected to push the second attempt to today, when there is a 70 percent chance of favorable conditions for the instantaneous launch window.
The day off ensures launch attempts can be made today and on Wednesday, if necessary, when weather conditions are expected to improve further.