Ed Piotrowski – WPDE

8:25pm – the earliest it will launch now is 8:44pm.

8pm – Is anyone surprised the countdown is on hold at the ten minute mark? Hoping for skies to clear in Bermuda. Launch window opens at 8:04pm and will close at 8:54pm

LAUNCH UPDATE 🚀 The Black Brant XII launch carrying the KiNET-X payload is a GO for tonight. Clouds are in the forecast for both Wallops and Bermuda, but there’s a chance that Bermuda will clear up. The window opens at 8:04 p.m. EDT.

Tonight is the last attempt for this launch time frame. The moon will begin to be too high above the horizon at sunset, so it will be too bright to be able to see the barium vapor tracers in the sky near Bermuda. If they don’t launch, they will evaluate another launch time for later in the year.

Rocket Launch Sunday, May 16, 2021
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