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Static fire observed!
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Pretty decent photo a few hours prior to ignition.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BqGnVIYnFUt/

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Video of static fire test


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Weather forecast 60% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule
 
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 10%
Primary concern(s): Liftoff Winds

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Airspace Closure Area and Launch Hazard Area.
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No real change to weather forecast, still 60% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 40%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule
 
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 10%
Primary concern(s): Liftoff Winds

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A note about weather today...

Yes, there is a 60% chance of favorable conditions.  But that calculation ONLY takes into account clouds, rain, ground winds, lightning... 

It DOES NOT include the Upper Level Winds, which are forecast to be high at 90 kts at 40,000 feet from the southwest. 

ULW limits are mission-specific, so there's no overall hard scrub limit on those winds.  But bear in mind that ULWs are in play today.  And they are forecasted to get worse tomorrow (Friday).

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Clocks are counting down here at KSC.  T-1hr 41mins and COUNTING.

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