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THE DETAILS

 

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

 

THE STORY:

 

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.

 

http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20121210/SPACE/121210008/Cold-front-may-delay-launch-mysterious-mini-shuttle?nclick_check=1

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