hatch was closed and locked for flight. With about 9 minutes
remaining in the planned 45 minute hold (9:46 p.m. EST) the
range identified they were a no-go for launch while they
investigated a problem with a momentary signal dropout. The
problem was quickly resolved and the countdown picked up on
schedule at the T-minus 9 minute mark at 9:57 p.m EST. Launch
occured at the opening of the window.
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