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Updated launch forecast attached, still 70% GO:

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Launch day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 30% 
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Thick Cloud Layer Rule     

Delay day probability of violating launch weather constraints: 20% 
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule, Thick Cloud Layer Rule

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SpaceX is now targeting Thursday, Nov. 16 for launch of the Zuma mission. Both Falcon 9 and the payload remain healthy; teams will use the extra day to conduct some additional mission assurance work in advance of launch. The launch time and window remain the same for Thursday, opening at 8:00 p.m. EST and remaining open until 10:00 p.m. EST.

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TEL with payload is vertical at the pad.

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Confirmed by SpaceX on Twitter:

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Falcon 9 and Zuma went vertical last night on Pad 39A. Now targeting November 16 for launch — rocket and payload remain healthy, and the teams will use the extra day to conduct additional mission assurance work.

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Confirmed by SpaceX on Twitter:

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Falcon 9 and Zuma went vertical last night on Pad 39A. Now targeting November 16 for launch — rocket and payload remain healthy, and the teams will use the extra day to conduct additional mission assurance work.

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« Last Edit: 11/15/2017 03:57 PM by gongora »

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Weather expected to be 90% favorable in the 2hr window tomorrow.

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Press kit attached

« Last Edit: 11/15/2017 08:29 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Different shot from SpaceX website

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A day time shot:

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gooooood morning from historic Launch Complex 39A. Just finished setting my remote cameras for tonight's 8PM launch of the mystery #Zuma payload. #SpaceX

https://twitter.com/TrevorMahlmann/status/931201861071368194

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ARTICLE: SpaceX Falcon 9 readies for launch of clandestine Zuma satellite - https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/11/spacex-falcon-9-launch-clandestine-zuma-satellite/

By Chris Gebhardt - who also took the photos (multi-talented!)

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Delay 24hrs

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DELAY: SpaceX #Zuma launch has been rescheduled for 8pm ET Fri., Nov. 17, the Eastern Range has confirmed.
« Last Edit: 11/16/2017 05:58 PM by NX-0 »

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Revised launch weather forecast, over 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: 10% 
Primary concern(s): Cumulus Cloud Rule

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SpaceX Statement:

“We have decided to stand down and take a closer look at data from recent fairing testing for another customer. Though we have preserved the range opportunity for tomorrow, we will take the time we need to complete the data review and will then confirm a new launch date.”

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The 45th Space Wing's web page (http://www.patrick.af.mil/) now has no launch listed, nor any launch weather forecast. So clearly no launch today, nor yet any known future date.

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KSC goes into certain status modes ahead of a launch, such as roadblocks and such. They've been canceled for tonight, so it looks like we'll need to wait and see per when Zuma gets to ride uphill.

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No launch today... as SpaceX just informed the media not to show up today...

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : Nov. 2017, KSC : UPDATES
« Reply #37 on: 11/17/2017 07:05 PM »
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I spy with my @SpaceX eye ... All dressed up with nowhere to go. #Zuma

https://twitter.com/wordsmithfl/status/931613447162400769

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Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : Nov. 2017, KSC : UPDATES
« Reply #38 on: 11/17/2017 07:24 PM »
A much clearer shot:

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Very few know what's inside, but Falcon 9/Zuma looked beautiful today on the pad🚀

SpaceX is taking additional time complete a data review and then will confirm a new launch date

📸 http://photos.tmahlmann.com/Rockets/SpaceX/Zuma

https://twitter.com/trevormahlmann/status/931617645689962497

Re: SpaceX F9 : Zuma : Nov. 2017, KSC : UPDATES
« Reply #39 on: 11/18/2017 12:49 AM »
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket with the Zuma payload has been lowered horizontal at launch pad 39A in Florida. The mission remains postponed indefinitely.
From Spaceflightnow: https://twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/931697165646352384
« Last Edit: 11/18/2017 12:52 PM by tvg98 »

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