Thursday, June 18, 2009
LRO/LCROSS Launch: Weather is a concern
Now 60 minutes from liftoff. Fueling of the Atlas V rocket with cryogenic liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen is proceeding as planned and activities remain on schedule for a liftoff at 5:12 p.m. EDT. Local thunderstorms are the only concern right now.
If the weather or a technical problem prevents an on-time launch at 5:12 p.m. EDT, there are two later opportunities available at 5:22 and 5:32 p.m. EDT.