Upper-Level Winds ‘Go’

Tuesday’s launch attempt of NOAA’s DSCOVR spacecraft aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was scrubbed because upper level winds were outside of limits established to ensure safe flight through the atmosphere. Today, data from the first weather balloon are characterized as “dramatically improved” and upper level winds currently are “Green.” As on Tuesday, managers and engineers will evaluate data from several weather balloons throughout the day and make a final decision prior to entering the terminal countdown at T-10 minutes. There is a 90 percent chance that launch weather will be “go” for launch at 6:03:32 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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