Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Delta II Launch nears 8:59 am EDT Cape Launch

The Delta II launch team is not working any technical issues as they march toward an 8:59 am EDT target launch time - the final minute of a one hour launch window - this morning.

Rain and cumulus clouds in the Cape Canaveral region forced the launch team to delay the launch due to liquid oxygen fueling which cannot be loaded during a rain storm. At 8:04 am EDT, the launch team completed the loading of the LO2 following a one hour delay.

At 8:14 am, there is a small cumulus cloud 10 miles to the northeast of the pad the launch team was watching.

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