Forecast cloudy for COSMIC launch

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Friday, April 14, 2006

The COSMIC atmospheric research spacecraft launch is likely to be rescheduled to Saturday due to inclement weather.

COSMIC is currently scheduled to launch tonight between 5:10 and 8:20 p.m. PDT (Saturday 0010 to 0320 UTC ). The Air Force launch weather team at Vandenberg Air Force Base is predicting a 70% chance that weather conditions will prohibit the launch from happening tonight.

If tonight's launch is cancelled, it will be rescheduled for Saturday. Times for a rescheduled launch have not been announced.

The weather outlook for Saturday shows improved conditions with only a 10% chance of rain.