- Press Release
- Dec 9, 2022
L-2 Update: ULA Delta IV WGS-10 Mission Set to Launch March 15
Everything is progressing toward the ULA Delta IV launch carrying the WGS-10 mission for the U.S. Air Force. The mission is set to lift off on Friday, March 15 from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Today’s forecast shows a 70 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. The launch window begins at 6:56 p.m. ET and extends to 9:05 p.m. ET.
Please see the Delta IV WGS-10 mission art and images here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/
Remote Camera Set Up and Launch
Credentialed media planning to put remote cameras on SLC-37 should meet at the Space and History Center no later than 10:15 a.m. on Friday, March 15.
Credentialed media covering launch should meet at the Space and History Center no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, March 15.
MEDIA ONLY Countdown Audio
The Countdown will be available to media via an audio dial in line which will be accessible to media beginning at 2 p.m. ET open through the launch window. The lines will conclude after separation. The Countdown Audio line will include Channel 1 pre-launch and Channel 2 post launch. In the event of an anomaly the audio lines will be discontinued. This line is not open to the public, it is for media access only.
WGS-10 Countdown Audio Access Information
Audio Connection: 855-205-3152 (WebEx Call-In)
Access Code: 991 905 580
Launch Forecast Summary:
Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 30%
Primary concerns: Cumulus Cloud Rule
Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 hour delay: 60%
Primary concern: Cumulus Cloud Rule, Disturbed Weather Rule, Flight Through Precipitation
Live broadcast coverage of launch will begin at 6:35 p.m. ET on March 15.
Live launch updates and webcast available at: www.ulalaunch.com
Launch Broadcast Satellite Coordinates + Webcast
ALL TIMES EASTERN
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
BARS + TONE – 6:05 P.M.
PROGRAM START – 6:35 P.M.
WINDOW OPEN – 6:56 P.M.
DIGITAL SATELLITE C-BAND DOWNLINK
SATELLITE — G3
TRANSPONDER — 24
BAND — C-BAND DIGITAL
ORBITAL POSITION — 95°W
HD BANDWIDTH — 18 MHz (HALF TRANSPONDER)
UPLINK — 6,396.000 MHz (Horizontal)
DOWNLINK — 4,171.000 MHz (Vertical)
SYMBOL RATE — 13
FEC — ¾
DATA RATE — 17.9705
DVBS – QPSK