Orion Prelaunch Status Briefing Set For 11 a.m.

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weather is forecast to be 60 percent 'go'

ABOVE VIDEO: Orion’s December flight test will be uncrewed, but the spacecraft is meant to carry people. Astronaut Lee Morin shows off the cockpit future Orion crews will use in this video.

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A prelaunch status briefing will be held at 11 a.m. A NASA overview event with participation from social media followers will air at 1 p.m. (NASA image)

LAUNCH UPDATE: At the Launch Readiness Review for Orion’s flight test, designated Exploration Flight Test-1, managers from United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Lockheed Martin gave a “go” to proceed toward launch pending completion of open work.

The weather is forecast to be 60 percent “go” for a scheduled liftoff at 7:05 a.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 4.

ULA’s Delta IV Heavy rocket will launch Orion on its two orbit, 4.5 hour flight test from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

A prelaunch status briefing will be held at 11 a.m. A NASA overview event with participation from social media followers will air at 1 p.m.


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