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Cold front may delay launch of mysterious X-37B mini-shuttle

Cold front may delay launch of mysterious X-37B mini-shuttle

Atlas V rocket set to blast off at 1:03 p.m. Tuesday

12:55 PM, Dec 10, 2012

CAPE CANAVERAL -- An Atlas V rocket is poised for launch on its Cape Canaveral pad today, but the forecast for the planned launch Tuesday of a military mini-shuttle is not favorable.

The United Launch Alliance rocket and an Air Force X-37B spacecraft are scheduled to blast off at 1:03 p.m. Tuesday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Launch Complex 41.

The launch window extends through 6:03 p.m.

However, a cold front is expected to sweep into central Florida Tuesday, bringing with it a high probability of cloudy conditions, rain showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Read more: http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20121210/SPACE/121210008...