Status Report

ULA Atlas V MUOS-3 Launch Set for Jan. 20, 7:43 p.m. EST

By SpaceRef Editor
January 18, 2015
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The launch of an Atlas V rocket carrying the MUOS-3 payload for the U.S. Navy is set to lift off on Tuesday, Jan. 20 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 7:43 p.m. EST. Today’s L-3 forecast shows a 60 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch.

Additional mission information, photos and video of recent launch milestones here: http://www.ulalaunch.com/file-library.aspx

ALL TIMES EASTERN STANDARD TIME

LAUNCH – JANUARY 20, 2015                                       

 

BARS AND TONE – 6:53 P.M.

PROGRAM START – 7:23 P.M.

LAUNCH WINDOW – 7:43 – 8:27 P.M.

 

TRANSMISSION FOR DIGITAL HIGH DEFINITON

SATELLITE: SES 2

TRANSPONDER: 21

BAND: C-Band Digital

ORBITAL POSITION: 87 degrees west

CARRIER: SES Americom

HD BANDWIDTH: 18 MHz (half transponder ‘AB’)

DOWNLINK FREQ: 4111 MHz (Horizontal)

UPLINK FREQ: 6336 MHz (Vertical)

SYMBOL RATE: 13

FEC: ¾

DATA RATE: 17.9705

DVBS-QPSK

MPEG-2

AUDIO EMBEDDED

WEB CAST AVAILABLE AT http://www.ulalaunch.com

Weather Forecast

Launch day overall probability of violating weather constraints: 40%

Primary concern: Thick Clouds

24-hour delay overall probability of violating weather constraints: 30%

Primary concern: Thick Clouds

SpaceRef staff editor.