SpaceX teams at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are set to kick off the year’s first Space Coast rocket launch tonight.
A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the secretive Zuma payload, known only as a government mission managed by Northrop Grumman, is set for liftoff during a two-hour window at Launch Complex 40 that opens at 8 p.m.
Weather is 80 percent “go,” according to the Air Force’s 45th Weather Squadron.
Residents and spectators can expect a powerful sonic boom tonight as the rocket’s first stage descends for a propulsive landing at Cape Canaveral’s Landing Zone 1 about eight minutes after liftoff.
In central Florida?
If you’re under clear skies, you can look to the state’s east coast to spot Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral. You don’t, however, need clear skies to feel and hear the window-rattling sonic boom during first stage descent.
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