Press Release

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight 19 Launch Team to Hold Media Teleconference

By SpaceRef Editor
March 24, 2014
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LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, El Segundo, Calif. — The Defense Meteorological Satellite (DMSP) Flight 19 mission launch team will host a media teleconference Thursday, March 27 at 9  a.m. PDT/10 a.m. MDT/noon EDT to discuss the upcoming launch scheduled for April. 3 from Space Launch Complex 3, Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), Calif.

The launch support team will discuss details of the launch and will be available for questions.

Team members include:  Dr. Walter Lauderdale, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) mission director; Col. Scott Larrimore, SMC Weather Program director; Lt. Col. James Bodnar, VAFB 4th Space Launch Squadron commander; Rick Beach, United Launch Alliance director, West Coast Launch Operations; Sue Stretch, Lockheed Martin DMSP program director and Gilbert Chan, Northrop Grumman DMSP Program director.

Media representatives wishing to participate in this media event should R.S.V.P. to the SMC Public Affairs Office by sending an e-mail to by noon PDT, March 26. Advance questions on this topic can also be submitted to the above e-mail address.

Media representatives who would like to submit questions or interview a subject matter expert about the DMSP satellite program should send an e-mail to the above address or call 310-653-2367.

SpaceRef staff editor.