Launch Team Gives ‘Go’ For Tanking

The Orion/Delta IV launch teams approved fueling this morning of the Delta IV Heavy rocket with cryogenic propellants. Controllers have begun the first steps in prepping the rocket’s fuel and oxygen tanks before pumping the super-cold liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen into the core boosters and second stage.

The weather forecast for today calls for a 40 percent chance of acceptable conditions during the launch window which opens at 7:05 a.m. EST and closes at 9:44 a.m.

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