GRAIL Set for Launch Saturday Morning

GRAIL Set for Launch Saturday Morning

NASA’s GRAIL twin robotic lunar probes are set for launch tomorrow morning and the weather is looking a little better.

The launch was scrubbed on Thursday because of upper level winds. NASA was going to try to launch today, but wanted to look at propulsion system data from the detanking operation on Thursday. They concluded everything is OK.

The forecast is for 60 percent favorable weather at launch time. Two “instantaneous” launch windows are available: 8:29:45 and 9:08:52.

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