The arms reaching out to the Delta IV Heavy and Orion will retract to the tower at liftoff. The systems that will power the moves have been activated.
The weather system over the launch site that is producing the wind gusts that have scrubbed the first two tries this morning is forecast to break in the next 45 minutes to an hour, reports Kathy Winters, weather officer with the 45th Weather Squadron. Our launch window this morning extends to 9:44 a.m. EST.
Orion has moved its power source to ground again following this hold. The launch team is also moving through its prescribed steps to make sure the rocket and spacecraft systems are safe out at the launch pad.
Another wind limit violation was recorded and the countdown was halted.
The terminal countdown phase has restarted this morning as we move toward a launch at 7:55 a.m. EST.
The launch director confirmed the rocket and spacecraft are ready for launch at 7:55 a.m. EST.
Orion’s batteries are once again providing power to the spacecraft as clocks count toward a launch at 7:55 a.m.
The launch team is resetting its clocks for a 7:55 a.m. EST.
The launch team expects the winds to die down this morning thus allowing a launch today.
A ground wind violation is reported.