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T-1hr and COUNTING.  Launch Director's loop is very quiet (which is good).

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Right now, weather is GREEN.

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GO/NO GO fueling poll underway.

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GO for prop load.

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T-35mins and COUNTING!

Launch auto has started.  Fueling of the Falcon 9 has begun!

Teams have received their standard "what to do if the need to urgently abort the auto-sequence occurs" briefing.

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T-30mins. 

All going well with initial stages of fueling.

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T-25mins.

All still good with count and fueling and weather.

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Funky music has started.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-20mins

No issues.

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T-16mins

2nd stage LOX load has started.

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Es-Hail 2 is on internal power.

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Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Drone ship.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-13 minutes. Second launch for this vehicle.
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T-12 minutes. No fairing recovery attempt today.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-11 minutes. Saying Go/no-go for propellant loading was at T-1 hour.
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T-10mins.  LD loop still very quiet.  No issues.  No constraints.

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T-10 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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T-9 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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