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SMG Mission Weather Information

If you are familiar with METAR or TAF codes, you should be able to understand our forecasts; however, help interpreting our forecasts is available. Occasionally forecasts from simulations and exercises may appear on this site. Always check the valid times listed on the products. The Space Shuttle has strict landing weather requirements. A simplified version of the End-of-Mission requirements is described here. Where are the Space Shuttle landing sites? Click here to find out where.

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Other Products
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Mission and Simulation Forecasts

Launch Abort Forecast Products Pre-Launch / On-orbit / End-0f-Mission Products
Ascent Weather (CONUS/TAL) CONUS Daily Weather Sheet Page 1
Ascent Weather (ELS/Overflow) CONUS Daily Weather Sheet Page 2
if needed
Ascent Weather Sheet (NOTAMS) Pre-launch TAL Daily Weather Sheet
MMT Weather Briefing slides
*.ppt file approx. 0.5-1MB size
Longline transmitted forecast bulletin
Times on many of these sheets are in Mission Elapsed Time (MET), the time since launch (simulated or real).

Weather and Mission Information:
Space Shuttle Forecasts and Observations, JSC / Houston Weather, Tropics and Hurricanes, SMG and Manned Space Flight, Staff, Links, Contact Us, SMG Home
Looking for information about "space weather", sunspots, or solar flares? Visit the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center.

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Page last modified: 4 Jan 2012