(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — After being delayed by weather and a problem with a U.S. Air Force tracking radar, SpaceX is ready to try again Wednesday with its first deep space mission.
Elon Musk’s private space company is set to launch the DSCOVR climate satellite, a joint project of NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and the U.S. Air Force, into deep space with the help of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.
Launch time is set for 6:03 p.m. ET from Cape Canaveral in Florida with a 90 percent chance for a favorable launch, according to NASA.
The launch once again was scrubbed on Tuesday minutes before liftoff because of unfavorable upper-level winds.
When SpaceX has the green light to blast off, the company will be making history in another way. Musk and his team will try again with a historic rocket recycling test when it attempts to land a rocket booster on a barge — a feat Musk has said would make space travel more affordable to the masses.
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