STS-122 Launch Date Decision Today?

Today is the mission management team meeting for space shuttle Atlantis STS-122 mission. The meeting reviews work progress, data gathered and plans drawn and will finally conclude with a recommendation for the next steps. It is assumed that the launch date is targeted.

While January, 10th is still given as an option, news have condensed that this date will most probably not see a launch. It looks like a launch late in January or mid-February is more realistic. In any case, we’ll know much more when the meeting has concluded later today. A press briefing is expected shortly after the meeting. As far as I know, it was set for 10:30am ET, which means the meeting must have started right now.

Let’s see how the day evolves…