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Sunday 25 January 2009
Countdown began at 17:00, local time.
After keeping the launch vehicle in shelter for several hours, the wind decreased to acceptable levels, and the launch vehicle was elevated to vertical position.
After a brief hold, the PI accelerated the countdown from T-30 to T-12 minutes, due to an interesting and developing science condition.
01:15, local time, all launch criteria were fulfilled, and the S-310-39 soared to space in a textbook launch.
Andøya was unfortunately covered with clouds, but the sites in Tromsø and Abisko had clear skies.
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