Monday, August 24, 2009

STS-128 Count Continues

Discovery remains on schedule for a launch tonight. It's an ISS mission, so there is the usual short launch window, with a target time of 1:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time. That's 0536 UTC.

Tanking begins this afternoon, lightning permitting. Since the launch is in the middle of the night, Florida's famous summer lightning is less likely. Weather is predicted to be 80 per cent "go."