Still T minus 4 and holding...
Posted by Emily Lakdawalla
17-01-2006 9:23 CST
The good news: about the fill-and-drain valve on the Atlas LOX tank that had failed earlier in the topping activities -- it seems that that valve is now operating properly, and they are "becoming comfortable with the fact that it is not a problem and should not be an issue for the launch today."
The bad news: the weather is currently "Red" for the upper-level winds. They're looking at adjusting the flight profile to account for that. The ground-level wind gusts are also being assessed.