CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. The weather is still the biggest concern for SpaceX, which will try for the third time this week to launch a next-generation satellite from Space Coast on Thursday.
With rain showers seen early in the morning, the launch-specific forecast from the 45th Weather Squadron does not look good.
SpaceX stated in a tweet that there is only a 20 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for Thursday’s launch efforts. 19659003] The major problems: the electric field from thunderstorms, along with cumulus and thick clouds.
Over the past two days, SpaceX has been working to solve a problem with one of the first-stage sensor readings.  It caused a scrub day and a delay on Wednesday.
Onboard the Falcon 9 rocket is the American Air Force GPS-3 satellite.
It’s the first in a third generation of satellites to provide more precise and safe and versatile information for the military and for the average person
An estimated 4 billion people use GPS around the world.
Thursday’s 26-minute launch window opens at 9:03 AM EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
SpaceX will not attempt to land the first leg after launch.