Application of the Meteorological Interactive Data Display System to Space Shuttle and Range Support at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral AFS.
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This document details the background of a joint USAF and NASA project to upgrade forecast inputs at Cape Canavaral Forecast Facility CCFF in support of Space Shuttle operations at Eastern Test Range ETR. Prior to the start of Shuttle operations, the CFF had been geared to support missile lauches with forecast requirements slanted toward pad safety lightning, high wind, toxic diffusion and upper wind shears. Shuttle support added problems of forecasting safe conditions visibility, ceiling, crosswind, precipitation, turbulence for Shuttle emergency landing immediately following a launch attempt, or for a normal end-of-mission landing at Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility. Keywords Weather forecasting MIDDSMeteorological Interactive Data Display System.