Status Report

L-3 Update: ULA Atlas V SBIRS GEO Flight 3 Set for Jan. 19

By SpaceRef Editor
January 16, 2017
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Everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the SBIRS GEO Flight 3 satellite. 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-3 forecast shows a 80 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch.
Weather Forecast
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
Wednesday, Jan. 18

2 p.m.: Remote camera photographers meet at Cape Canaveral Space and History Center to caravan to SLC-41

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