Atlas V/X-37B and Taurus/Glory launch updates

The launch at Cape Canaveral of the second X-37B/OTV is set for Friday in a launch window between 2039-2239 GMT (3:39-5:39 p.m. EST). However, the weather does not look promising: /– Atlas Launch Report | Mission Status Center – Spaceflight Now

> The odds of “no go” weather for Friday’s X-37B spaceplane launch atop an Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral have increased to 70 percent because of cloud and high wind worries.

/– Second X-37B Set To Launch March 4 – Aviation Week

> “Once placed in an operational status, the X-37B could have applications to support missions such as technology maturation/validation; space situational awareness; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; on-orbit servicing and repair; satellite deployment and/or retrieval; or orbital debris mitigation,” the Air Force writes in an email to Aviation Week.

=== The Orbital Sciences Taurus launch of the Glory earth observation satellite is also set for Friday from Vandenberg AFB at 1009 GMT (5:09 a.m. EST; 2:09 a.m. PST)


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