Status Report

Atlas V NROL-36 Delay Statement – Launch Now Saturday, Aug. 4 at 12:13 a.m. PDT

By SpaceRef Editor
August 2, 2012
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Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (Aug. 2, 2012) – The launch of an Atlas V carrying the National Reconnaissance Office NROL-36 payload has been delayed to Saturday, Aug. 4 to provide additional time for resolution of a range instrumentation issue that developed during the initial launch attempt Aug. 2. There are no issues with the Atlas V vehicle or the NROL-36 space vehicle. The Aug. 4 launch will proceed pending resolution of the range instrumentation item and the launch window open time is 12:13 a.m. PDT. The forecast for Aug. 4 shows a 90 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for the launch.

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