Status Report

L-4 Media Update: ULA Atlas V NROL-52 Mission Set to Launch Oct. 5

By SpaceRef Editor
October 2, 2017
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Everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the NROL-52 mission in support of national security. The mission, for the National Reconnaissance Office, is set to lift off on a ULA Atlas V rocket on Thursday, Oct. 5 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Today’s L-4 forecast shows a 60 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. The Oct. 5 launch time is 4:07 a.m. ET.
Launch Forecast Summary:
Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 40%
Primary concerns: Cumulus Clouds and Ground Winds
Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 hour delay: 60%
Primary concern: Cumulus Clouds

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