Follow the key events of the Falcon 9 rocket’s ascent into space from Cape Canaveral with NOAA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory. Exact times for re-entry and landing of the Falcon 9’s first stage have not been released by SpaceX.
The times below have been updated to reflect the trajectory of the Feb. 10 launch attempt set for 6:03:32 p.m. EST (2303:32 GMT). The rocket will fly east-northeast from Florida’s Space Coast.
The world’s most distant weather outpost is set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Sunday aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, launching to a point a million miles from Earth to warn forecasters of solar storms that could disrupt global air traffic, satellite navigation and power grids.
The Deep Space Climate Observatory has resumed regular observations after NOAA and NASA engineers uplinked a software patch to the spacecraft a million miles from Earth, restoring data on space weather and a daily series views of the sunlit side of our home planet.