hey nice topic really..
Stay tunedthe22new22member":1z6hi27h said:hey nice topic really..
That was intuition ..Smersh":3j6e4j6n said:Ah ... I just went to NASA TV after being reminded by MeteorWayne about the launch in another thread, only to find it now isn't happening ... :?
More from: http://www.nasa.gov/shuttleEndeavour Launch Rescheduled
Managers officially have scheduled space shuttle Endeavour's next launch attempt for Monday, Feb. 8 at 4:14 a.m. EST.
The Mission Management Team will meet at 6:15 p.m. Sunday to give the "go" to fill Endeavour's external fuel tank with propellants. Tank loading would begin
A low pressure area off the northeast U.S. coast continues to move off to the east, and a high pressure area is building in from the northwest. A low-cloud ceiling remains prevalent across the area as cold air moves in from the northwest. A strong inversion causing the ceiling will weaken over the next 24 hours, but low-level winds near 3,000 feet will shift to the northeast Monday morning causing cold air stratocumulus clouds to migrate in from offshore. With the weaker inversion, the cloud deck should not be as wide spread as it was Sunday morning, but there is still a risk for a low-cloud ceiling."
The odds are set at 60 percent for acceptable weather, or 40 percent "no go" due to a low-cloud ceiling.
Similar conditions are expected on Tuesday morning too, forecasters say. "The concern for a ceiling continues as winds shift to the southeast and low-level moisture increases with an approaching cold front.
Copied from: http://www.spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/s ... tatus.htmlMon 02/08/10
11:49 PM......Final crew weather briefing
11:54 PM......Crew suit up begins
12:19 AM......Resume countdown (T-minus 3 hours)
12:24 AM......Crew departs O&C building
12:54 AM......Crew ingress
01:44 AM......Astronaut comm checks
02:09 AM......Hatch closure
02:39 AM......White room closeout
02:59 AM......Begin 10-minute built-in hold (T-minus 20m)
03:09 AM......NASA test director countdown briefing
03:09 AM......Resume countdown (T-minus 20m)
03:10 AM......Backup flight computer to OPS 1
03:14 AM......KSC area clear to launch
03:20 AM......Begin final built-in hold (T-minus 9m)
03:50:08 AM...NTD launch status verification
04:05:08 AM...Resume countdown (T-minus 9m)
04:09:08 AM...Orbiter access arm retraction
04:09:08 AM...Launch window opens
04:09:08 AM...Hydraulic power system (APU) start
04:09:13 AM...Terminate LO2 replenish
04:10:08 AM...Purge sequence 4 hydraulic test
04:10:08 AM...IMUs to inertial
04:10:13 AM...Aerosurface profile
04:10:38 AM...Main engine steering test
04:11:13 AM...LO2 tank pressurization
04:11:33 AM...Fuel cells to internal reactants
04:11:38 AM...Clear caution-and-warning memory
04:12:08 AM...Crew closes visors
04:12:11 AM...LH2 tank pressurization
04:13:18 AM...SRB joint heater deactivation
04:13:37 AM...Shuttle GPCs take control of countdown
04:13:47 AM...SRB steering test
04:14:01 AM...Main engine start (T-6.6 seconds)
04:14:08 AM...SRB ignition (LAUNCH)