The mission will launch southward, a departure from usual eastward launches. It’s the second of a planned five polar launches heading southward just this month. While there weren’t any issues with wayward boats or planes for a launch last week, SLD 45 is asking boaters and pilots to continue to pay attention to new hazard areas issued for this launch. “These trajectories are different,” said [Lt. Col. Brian Eno, Commander of the 1st Range Operations Squadron]. “We must make sure that we’re vigilant as a community on reviewing those notices. SpaceX’s Transporter-3 mission has a 29-minute launch window which opens Thursday at 10:25 a.m. ET. Space Fore forecasters said there’s a 70 percent chance of favorable launch weather.
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