Caribbean Storm In the upcoming week, Ian is predicted to intensify and make landfall as a strong hurricane in the vicinity of Florida.
The team had refueled the rocket and received permission from the US Space Force to keep
the massive rocket on the launchpad without testing the batteries in its Flight Termination System,
a safety feature that destroys the rocket if something goes wrong during its flight, according to The Verge.
This meant that the team was prepared for the launch on September 27.
The backup date was originally changed to October 2 by the space agency.
There is a chance that the launch will be postponed until November, though, given the hurricane's possible hazard.