Launch Weather Forecast Remains Favorable; Prelaunch Briefing Begins

The weather forecast for Thursday night’s launch of NASA’s MMS mission continues to call for 70 percent chance of acceptable conditions at launch time. The concern is for cumulus or thick clouds. The forecast also predicts acceptable weather for Wednesday’s rollout of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V to the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Liftoff remains on schedule for 10:44 p.m. EDT. If there is a one-day scrub, the weather is expected to worsen slightly to a 60 percent chance of acceptable conditions.

A prelaunch news conference originating from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida is beginning now on NASA TV.

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