- Status Report
- Feb 6, 2023
L-1 Update: ULA Atlas V SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Set for Jan. 19
Everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the SBIRS GEO Flight 3 satellite for the U.S. Air Force. The mission is set to lift off on a ULA Atlas V rocket on Thursday, Jan. 19 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window 7:46-8:26 p.m. EST. Today’s L-1 forecast continues to show a 80 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch.
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL. (Jan. 18, 2017) – An Atlas V rocket, carrying The SBIRS GEO-3 satellite, is rolled from the Vertical Integration Facility or VIF to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex-41.
Photo courtesy United Launch Alliance
Additional photos posted here: http://www.ulalaunch.com/file-library.aspx
Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 20
Primary concerns: Cumulus Clouds
Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 hour delay: 30%
Primary concerns: Cumulus Clouds, Thick Clouds
ALL TIMES EASTERN
LAUNCH – THURSDAY, JANUARY 19
BARS + TONE – 6:55 P.M.
PROGRAM START – 7:26 P.M.
LAUNCH WINDOW – 7:46 – 8:26 P.M.
DIGITAL SATELLITE C-BAND DOWNLINK HD FORMAT
SATELLITE — SES 3
TRANSPONDER — 23
BAND — C-BAND DIGITAL
ORBITAL POSITION — 103°W
HD BANDWIDTH — 18 MHz (HALF TRANSPONDER`CD’)
UPLINK — 6394.000 V
DOWNLINK — 4169.000 H
SYMBOL RATE — 13
FEC — ¾
DATA RATE — 17.9705
DVBS – QPSK
Webcast available at www.youtube.com/unitedlaunchalliance and www.ulalaunch.com