It also looks like the sustained wind speed may increase to more than 20 by the time we would be flying.
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What time should we plan to meet at Monicals? Am I correct in remembering from past years that they open at 4:00?
On 1/1/2020 11:10 AM, Greg Smith wrote:
At 11:00 AM, it was 38°F in Champaign, with clear skies and a SW wind at 18 mph.
By itself, this is marginal - our guideline is to cancel if sustained winds are 18 mph or over, or gusts are 20 mph or above - but the forecast for the afternoon includes wind gusts of up to 28 mph until 6:00 PM today.
Therefore, today's launch is canceled.
We'll work with the ISS student group to try and set up an off-calendar launch in the next few days to help them meet their reporting deadline.
Greg Smith N9LHI
NAR 15881 * TRA 1974
Director of Operations, Central Illinois Aerospace