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ULA Atlas V AFSPC-11 Mission Set to Launch April 14

Status Report From: United Launch Alliance
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-11 mission. The mission is set to lift off on Saturday, April 14 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Today’s L-3 forecast shows an 80 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. The launch time is 7:13 p.m. ET.
 
Remote Camera Set Up and Launch
Credentialed media planning to put remote cameras on SLC-41 should meet at the Space and History Center no later than 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 13.
 
Credentialed media covering launch should meet at the Space and History Center no later than 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 14.
 
Launch Forecast Summary:
Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 20%
Primary concerns: Cumulus Clouds
 
Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 hour delay: 70%
Primary concern: Lightning, Cumulus Clouds, Ground Winds
 
Launch Broadcast Satellite Coordinates + Webcast
ALL TIMES EASTERN
 
LAUNCH
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
BARS + TONE – 6:22 P.M.
PROGRAM START – 6:53 P.M.
 
DIGITAL SATELLITE C-BAND DOWNLINK
HD FORMAT
SATELLITE — G3
TRANSPONDER — 22
BAND — C-BAND DIGITAL
ORBITAL POSITION — 95°W
HD BANDWIDTH — 18 MHz (HALF TRANSPONDER)
UPLINK — 6,374.000 MHz (Horizontal)
DOWNLINK — 4,131.000 MHz (Vertical)
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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