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Launch Weather Officer Kathy Winters reports a 10 percent chance of precipitation, increasing to 20 percent during the launch window. Winds currently are "green," or favorable, and are expected to remain around 13 knots, possibly as high as 18 knots.
We are currently "red" however, for "triboelectrification," the potential for the rocket to build-up a static charge while flying through high altitude clouds leading to communications interference between Ares I-X and the ground.
Astronauts Steve Lindsey and Chris Ferguson will each pilot a NASA T-38 training jet to support weather evaluations during the countdown.
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