The bad weather in Florida prompted SpaceX to postpone its launch on Monday. Recall that on board the rocket is located climate observatory Deep Space. The first launch attempt on Sunday was canceled in two minutes due to problems with the ground-based radar system needed to track the Falcon 9 missile in flight.
The launch of the spacecraft, nicknamed DSCOVR, is now scheduled for 6:05 pm EST on Tuesday, which overlaps with the return flight of the Dragon cargo ship from the International Space Station. The capsule docked with the station on January 12, two days after it launched on board the Falcon rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The Dragon should land with parachutes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California at 7:44 pm EST.
If the simultaneous launch of the rocket and the return flight of the capsule will not be possible, SpaceX hopes to restore the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket before Tuesday.