Orion Weather Forecast Remains 60 Percent Go
By Steven Siceloff, NASA // December 3, 2014
orion to launch thursday at 7:05 a.m.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Meteorologists have not changed their prediction for Thursday morning’s weather and they continue to call for a 60 percent chance of acceptable conditions for Orion’s lift off on its first flight test.
The launch window opens at 7:05 a.m. EST and closes 2 hours, 39 minutes later at about 9:44 a.m.
The concern remains early morning precipitation at or near the Florida spaceport. NASA reserved the Eastern Range for Friday and Saturday as well, in case Thursday’s launch opportunity is not made.
NASA TV will air to in-depth briefings today about Orion and its place in NASA’s plans to explore deep space including an eventual journey to Mars.
Tune in or catch the NASA TV stream at NASA.gov/nasatv beginning at noon EST for the Journey to Mars briefing from NASA Headquarters and Kennedy Space Center, then at 1 p.m. EST for the Orion Flight Test Status and Overview briefing.
Orion’s Mission Management Team will met to evaluate the status of the spacecraft and go over what steps are left before the mission lifts off on Thursday morning.