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NASA Facts Space Shuttle Weather Launch Commit Criteria and KSC End of Mission Weather Landing Criteria 2005

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NASA Facts booklet on Space Shuttle weather criteria.
NASA Facts booklet on Space Shuttle weather criteria.

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Space Shuttle Weather LaunchCommit Criteria and KSC End ofMission Weather Landing Criteria
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Basic weather launch commitcriteria on the pad at liftoff
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Wind Speed Relative Humidity
(kts) 0-64% 65-74% 75-79% 80-89% 90-100%0 - 1 48 4746 45442 47 464544433 41 414140394 39 393939385 - 7 38 383838388 - 14 37 37373737>14 36 36363636
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Wind
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Precipitation
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Lightning (and electric fields withtriggering potential)
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Clouds (types known to contain hazardouselectric fields)
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Supporting Table: KSC Seasonal Altitudes ofTemperature Levels in thousands of feet
 
January JulyTemp Low Avg High Temp Low Avg High-4 F
21 24 26
-4 F
23 27 29
14
13 18 21
14
18 21 23
23
9 15 8
23
16 18 20
32
sfc 12 16
32
13 15 18
41
sfc 9 14
41
10 12 15
Range safety cloud ceiling andvisibility constraints
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