Status Report

2001 Mars Odyssey Launch Weather Forecast – April 6, 2001

By SpaceRef Editor
April 6, 2001
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Delta/Mars Odyssey

Launch Weather Forecast

Issued: Friday, April 06, 2001

Valid: Saturday, April 07, 2001


Favorable weather is expected as high pressure will be
building in the Cape Canaveral vicinity today and Saturday.
With the onset of the sea breeze in late morning, there is
a slight chance for cumulus clouds developing late in the
terminal countdown.

           At 11:02 a.m. EDT launch time on Saturday:
Sunrise: 7:06 a.m.
Sunset: 7:44 p.m.
3,000-5,000 feet, few clouds (1/8 sky coverage)
Wind speed at Launch Pad/direction: 10-15 knots/SE
Visibility: 10+ miles
Temperature: 81 degrees
Relative Humidity: 60%
Barometric Pressure: 30.24
Weather Concerns
Probability of launch weather criteria
violation: 5%
24-hour delay: 5%
48-hour delay: 5%

Launch forecast by USAF 45th Weather Squadron, Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station

SpaceRef staff editor.