Pentagon to Launch ‘Secret’ Space Plane on Third Mission
WHAT: Launch of Air Force’s X-37B spacecraft
WHEN: Launch window opens at 1:03 p.m. Tuesday and extends five hours.
WHERE: Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
WEATHER: 40 percent chance weather will be acceptable for launch.
LAUNCH VEHICLE: Atlas V rocket
CAPE CANAVERAL — An Atlas V rocket is poised for launch on its Cape Canaveral pad today, but the forecast for the planned launch Tuesday of a military mini-shuttle is not favorable.
The United Launch Alliance rocket and an Air Force X-37B spacecraft are scheduled to blast off at 1:03 p.m. Tuesday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 41.