Status Report

ULA Atlas V NROL-42 Launch Set for September 21

By SpaceRef Editor
September 19, 2017
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Everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V NROL-42 launch 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, Sept. 21 from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Today’s L-2 weather update shows 60% favorable conditions for launch. The launch time is 10:38 p.m. PDT.
Credential Information for Remote Camera Set Up and Launch
Media planning to put remote cameras on SLC-3 or to cover launch should RSVP by sending a driver’s license number and date of birth to Lt. William Collette at no later than Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 8:00 p.m. PDT.
Launch Day Forecast
Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 40%
Areas of concern: Launch Visibility, Ground Winds
Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 Hour Delay: 10%
Areas of concern: Ground Winds

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