Forecast cloudy for COSMIC launch

Friday, April 14, 2006

The COSMIC atmospheric research spacecraft launch is likely to be rescheduled to Saturday due to inclement weather.

COSMIC is currently scheduled to launch tonight between 5:10 and 8:20 p.m. PDT (Saturday 0010 to 0320 UTC ). The Air Force launch weather team at Vandenberg Air Force Base is predicting a 70% chance that weather conditions will prohibit the launch from happening tonight.

If tonight's launch is cancelled, it will be rescheduled for Saturday. Times for a rescheduled launch have not been announced.

The weather outlook for Saturday shows improved conditions with only a 10% chance of rain.