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Offline FutureSpaceTourist

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Latest weather forecast for Monday and Tuesday attached, no real change still only 40% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 60%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule, Attached Anvil Cloud Rule

Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 60%
Primary concern(s): Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Cumulus Cloud Rule, Attached Anvil Cloud Rule

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Standing down on BulgariaSat-1 to replace a fairing valve, next launch opportunities are 6/23 and 6/24

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/876522258948169728

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Postponing launch to replace fairing pneumatic valve. It is dual redundant, but not worth taking a chance.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/876536406230712320

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is again standing at launch pad 39A in Florida tonight for testing.
https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/876947255592464384

Offline Chris Bergin

Was just a testing opportunity.

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=35587.msg1691958#msg1691958

Heading back to the barn. All still on track.

Article for Iridium static fire includes a bit on the above:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/06/spacex-vandy-falcon-9-schedule-realignment/
« Last Edit: 06/20/2017 06:07 PM by Chris Bergin »

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That's more like it, weather now 90% GO :)

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 10%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule
   
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule

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Updated forecast issued today, no real change - still 90% GO :)

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 10%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule
   
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule

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Updated forecast issued today, again no real change - 90% GO

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 10%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule
   
Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20%
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has been raised vertical at pad 39A in Florida for liftoff today at 2:10pm EDT (1810 GMT).

https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/878167573950550016

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Brady out there for NSF taking snap again :) Chris G and Philip are at the Iridium launch. We're covered ;D

https://twitter.com/TheFavoritist/status/878229330391965699
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Some closer shots:

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Visited the flight proven #SpaceX Falcon 9 early this morning! 2-hour launch window for the BulgariaSat-1 mission opens at 2:10PM ET!

https://twitter.com/nova_road/status/878239018638385153

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Photos taken by Michael Seeley during the early morning of June 23, 2017 as the media was escorted to LC39A to set remote cameras. The BulgariaSat1 satellite is set to be launched later today at 2:10pm on Friday, June 23, 2017.

High resolution versions: https://flic.kr/s/aHskYEGJKD

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Nice to see the logo:

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SpaceX‏Verified account @SpaceX 23m23 minutes ago

Falcon 9 and BulgariaSat-1 vertical on Pad 39A. Today’s two-hour launch window opens at 2:10 p.m. EDT, 18:10 UTC.

https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/878259699367297025

Offline Chris Bergin

Window opens in three hours from now (for those on various timezones wanting a guide).

Countdown clock at Kennedy Space Center is in an unexpected hold. Standing by for news on timing of Falcon 9 launch.
https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/878293274221477890

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Unexpected hold at 1:28:17

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