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I managed to take a screenshot of this deleted tweet from EGS indicating that one of the three towers was struck by lightning.
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I managed to take a screenshot of this deleted tweet from EGS indicating that one of the three towers was struck by lightning.
https://twitter.com/JerryPikePhoto/status/1510376532929302528
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https://twitter.com/JerryPikePhoto/status/1510376532929302528

Has this been independently confirmed? There appears to have been a strike on the mobile launch tower, not one of the three lightening towers at the pad.
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Here's a frozen frame. The 3 lightening towers are each visible and nowhere near the lightning. Is the video from which this is a still grab authentic?

EDIT to add: some report the strike was on the (catenary) wiring which is behind the ML from this perspecitve.
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Here's a frozen frame. The 3 lightening towers are each visible and nowhere near the lightning. Is the video from which this is a still grab authentic?

EDIT to add: some report the strike was on the (catenary) wiring which is behind the ML from this perspecitve.

The lightning hit in one of the rooms and the video is real, it was taken from the transmission, I was trying to take it on my own but someone was faster.

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Teams Proceeding with Overnight Operations for Artemis I Wet Dress Rehearsal



Engineers confirmed there were four lightning strikes to the lightning towers within the perimeter of Launch Pad 39B. Teams have determined the first three were low intensity strikes to tower two and are continuing to review data from the fourth strike, which was higher in intensity to tower one. At the time of the strikes, Orion and the Space Launch System (SLS) core stage were powered up and the solid rocket boosters and interim cryogenic propulsion stage (ICPS) were not. Teams currently see no constraints to proceeding with the test countdown timeline as planned and will continue procedures to power up the SLS boosters and ICPS overnight.


Overnight, engineers will also work to make up time for activities that were paused due to the severe weather. The Mission Management Team will review the schedule and data from the power ups and sensors at the pad at a 6 a.m. EDT tanking meeting before making the decision to proceed with the test.
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Holding at H-6 hours.

Team heading to pad to work something related to ML pressure.

https://twitter.com/NASAGroundSys/status/1510593632063168514

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The hold was briefly released for a few seconds, but has now recycled back to T-6 hours and holding.
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