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ULA Atlas V NROL-52 Set to Launch

Status Report From: United Launch Alliance
Posted: Friday, October 6, 2017

The ULA Atlas V launch carrying the NROL-52 mission in support of national security remains on track. The mission, for the National Reconnaissance Office, is set to lift off on a ULA Atlas V rocket on Saturday, Oct. 7 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Today’s forecast shows a 60 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. The Oct. 7 launch time is 3:59 a.m. ET.
 
Photo caption: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., (Oct. 6, 2017) A ULA Atlas V rocket carrying the NROL-52 mission stands poised for launch. Photo courtesy of ULA.
For additional photos: http://www.ulalaunch.com/file-library.aspx?launchEventID=287

Launch Coverage
Media planning to cover launch should meet at the Space and History Center at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7.
 
Launch Forecast Summary:
Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 40%
Primary concerns: Cumulus Clouds and Thick Clouds
 
Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 hour delay: 30%
Primary concern: Cumulus Clouds
 
Launch Broadcast Satellite Coordinates + Webcast
ALL TIMES EASTERN TIME
 
LAUNCH
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
BARS + TONE – 3:08 A.M.
PROGRAM START – 3:39 A.M.
DIGITAL SATELLITE C-BAND DOWNLINK
HD FORMAT
SATELLITE — G3
TRANSPONDER — 24
BAND — C-BAND DIGITAL
ORBITAL POSITION — 95°W
HD BANDWIDTH — 18 MHz (HALF TRANSPONDER`CD’)
DOWNLINK — 4171.000 V
UPLINK — 6396.000 H
SYMBOL RATE — 13
FEC — ¾
DATA RATE — 17.9705
DVBS – QPSK
MPEG 2
AUDIO EMBEDDED
 
 
Webcast available at www.ulalaunch.com and www.youtube.com/unitedlaunchalliance
 

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