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Behind schedule, but F9 is now on the pad. Probably about two hours from the Static Fire.

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Also, there is a NASA TV presser at the top of the hour. A recording will be posted here for those who can't watch live.


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Launch Operations Forecast
Vehicle: Falcon 9 Dragon CRS-7
Issued: 26 Jun 2015 / 1230 UTC (0830 EDT)
Valid: 28 Jun 2015 / 1421 UTC (1021 EDT)

Synoptic Discussion: Afternoon thunderstorms will continue to favor the eastern portions of Central Florida for the next several days. Upper level cyclonic flow will slowly push southward along with a surface boundary over the next few days. Also the Bermuda ridge axis will remain south of the Spaceport, keeping winds southwesterly. These winds will hold the thunderstorm-triggering sea breeze over the Space Coast. These factors combine to keep lightning chances high, though generally not until mid-afternoon and evening. Given the time of the launch, the weather violation threat is low, with the concern being early cumulus cloud development. Max winds will be southwest at 25 knots at 30,000 feet.

On Monday, conditions worsen slightly as the upper trough and surface boundary push further south and into northern Florida. The added instability could create unsettled weather even in the morning hours. The primary launch weather concern remains a risk of cumulus clouds with the addition of flight through precipitation. Maximum upper-level winds will be 30 knots from the southwest near 35,000 feet.

Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints:
10%
Primary concern(s):
Cumulus Cloud Rule
24-hour delay probability of violating launch weather constraints:
30%
Primary concern(s):
Cumulus Cloud Rule, Flight through Precipitation

http://www.patrick.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-070716-028.pdf

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SpaceX International Space Station Pre Launch Science Tech Briefing from NASA's Kennedy Space Center

Published on Jun 26, 2015
NASA and commercial partner SpaceX discuss the seventh cargo delivery to the International Space Station under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. The Falcon 9 rocket being prepared for a June 28 launch will carry its Dragon cargo spacecraft to the station from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Dragon spacecraft is filled with more than 4,000 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials for the science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 44 and 45. The science payloads on board offer new insight into combustion in microgravity, perform the first space-based observations of meteors entering Earth’s atmosphere, continue solving potential crew health risks and make new strides toward being able to grow food in space. Also to be discussed is a mission to launch more than 30 student experiments, all of which are flying under the U.S. National Laboratory managed by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS). After more than five weeks at the space station, the spacecraft will return with more than 1,400 pounds of cargo, including science experiments, crew supplies, hardware and computer resources, space station hardware, and trash.

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After seven successful missions to the International Space Station, including six official resupply missions for NASA, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft are set to liftoff from Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, for their seventh official Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission to the orbiting lab. Liftoff is targeted for Sunday, June 28, 2015, at 10:21am ET. If all goes as planned, Dragon will arrive at the station approximately two days after liftoff. Dragon is expected to return to Earth approximately five weeks later for a parachute-assisted splashdown off the coast of southern California. Dragon is the only operational spacecraft capable of returning a significant amount of supplies back to Earth, including experiments.

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L-1 Day – Forecast Remains 90 Percent ‘Go’
‎27 ‎June ‎2015, ‏‎16:45:40  Steven Siceloff

With one day until launch of SpaceX’s seventh commercial resupply  mission, U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron forecasters are predicting a 90 percent chance of favorable conditions for lift off. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft are scheduled to launch at 10:21 a.m. EDT, Sunday, June 28, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Launch coverage on NASA television and the NASA Launch Blog will begin at 9 a.m.

The cargo includes the first of two International Docking Adapters, pictured, that will be connected to the space station to provide a place for Commercial Crew spacecraft carrying astronauts to dock to the orbiting laboratory.

Today NASA will host a panel discussion about the future of the International Space Station at 2 p.m. NASA Television will provide live coverage and streaming Internet coverage at http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv. Participants are:

Heidi Smith and John Weiler, students, Bell Middle School, Golden, Colorado, who have an investigation flying as part of the Center for the Advancement for Science in Space (CASIS) National Design Challenge

Bill Dowdell, International Space Station Program, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
Lisa Colloredo, associate program manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
Chris Ferguson, director of Crew and Mission Systems, Commercial Crew Division, The Boeing Company
Hans Koenigsmann, vice president of Mission Assurance, SpaceX

The Dragon spacecraft will be filled with more than 4,000 pounds of pressurized supplies and payloads, including critical materials for the science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 44 and 45. Science payloads will offer new insight to combustion in microgravity, perform the first space-based observations of meteors entering Earth’s atmosphere, continue solving potential crew health risks and make new strides toward being able to grow food in space. Research continues to support the twins study and one-year mission investigations with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacex/2015/06/27/l-1-day-forecast-remains-90-percent-go/

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Converted to the launch day thread

LAUNCH DAY ARTICLE - by William Graham
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/06/falcon-9-crs-7-dragon-commute-orbit/

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For those who want to watch the launch on Youtube:

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Nice shot from Trevor Mahlmann about an hour ago. Go Dragon!

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All nominal so far. Into fuelling ops around now.

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And we believe this is a live image from KSC's account, so that would confirm fuelling :)

EDIT: Yes, live. Fuelling confirmed.
« Last Edit: 06/28/2015 10:41 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Larger version of fuelling pic

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Dragon perched on top of @SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket ready for launch to @Space_Station later this morning.
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Some nice shots from last night: CRS7 on the Pad
 
Photos taken during remote camera setup for the CRS7 Falcon9 rocket launch.

Photo credit:  Michael Seeley

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Good morning from the Cape! @SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket w/#Dragon is prepped for launch targeted at 10:21 a.m. ET
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