United Launch Alliance will send a satellite into space on an Atlas V rocket this weekend.
The launch occured after a short delay due to an avionics issue that cropped up one minute before a launch try at 1:37 p.m. EST (1837 GMT). This rocket is an Atlas V rocket and will be responsible for sending out a communications satellite into the orbit.
The satellite is created to help the HughesNet Gen5 system deliver more data and other features to consumers and small businesses that have limited or no access to terrestrial broadband internet services. There's a 70 percent chance that conditions will be favorable for a launch.
The lunchtime liftoff should thrill spectators since the venerable United Launch Alliance Atlas V booster carrying EchoStar 19 to orbit is equipped with a trio of solid rocket boosters making for a highly visible plume trailing behind all the way to geosynchronous orbit - weather permitting of course.
The primary concerns are for think clouds and cumlulus clouds.
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SpaceX is still investigating the anomaly that caused a Falcon 9 to explode on the launch pad in September before the California-based company returns to launch.
This will be the 12th launch for ULA this year.
ULA successfully carried two other spacecraft into orbit in the last month - NOAA's GOES-R advanced weather satellite and WGS-8, a communication satellite for the U.S. Air Force.
A live launch day broadcast will start at 1:07 p.m.at ulalaunch.com, with experts there to walk viewers through the launch and aftermath.