Endeavor will launch at 6:03 pm on Wednesday if the weather forecast holds.
Two launch attempts of the Endeavor last week failed because of bad weather in the launch area. Weather forecasts for this launch however, shows a 60% chance for good conditions.
Last week’s two launch schedules were Sunday (previously Saturday but was moved) and Monday both were cancelled because NASA didn’t want to risk the launch in the less-than-perfect weather conditions.
A meeting will be held on Wednesday at 8 am participated by the Mission Management Team and will decide whether fueling operations for the Endeavour’s external fuel tanks.
The Endeavor crew will install a porch onto Kibo – Japan’s first human space facility which enhances the unique research capabilities – for science experiments, replace batteries in a solar panel wing, and do other maintenance tasks.