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Weather Forecast: 60 Percent ‘Go’

November 14, 2013

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will lift MAVEN into space stands at Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida during a "wet dress rehearsal." The test called for the launch vehicle to be fully loaded with propellants and put through a countdown procedure, ending just before the T-0 mark. (Courtesy NASA/Daniel Cooper)

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will lift MAVEN into space stands at Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida during a “wet dress rehearsal.” The test called for the launch vehicle to be fully loaded with propellants and put through a countdown procedure, ending just before the T-0 mark. (Courtesy NASA/Daniel Cooper)


MAVEN’s launch day forecast calls for a 60 percent chance of acceptable conditions at the opening of the launch window, Monday, Nov. 18, at 1:28 p.m. EST. Concerns are centered on a cold front that is expected to near Florida on Monday and possibly disrupt the weather around Cape Canaveral with thick clouds and possible showers. In case the launch has to be postponed a day, the same weather concerns remain for Tuesday, too.

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