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Delta IV-Heavy Launch Rescheduled to November 21

Posted 11/20/2010   Updated 11/20/2010 Email story   Print story

    


Release Number: 051110

11/20/2010 - CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla -- The 45th Space Wing launch of a Delta IV-Heavy Launch Vehicle carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload has been rescheduled to Nov. 21, 2010, at 5:58 p.m. Eastern Standard Time from Space Launch Complex 37 here.

Following the scrubbed Nov. 19 launch attempt, the launch team examined the port and starboard common core strap-on boosters in the areas where they received anomalous temperature data signatures during Friday's launch countdown. After inspections by engineers, it was determined that the temperature data signatures were caused by issues with two temperature sensors. New temperature sensors have been installed and tested, which has resolved the issue.

The Delta IV Heavy rocket and NRO payload are safe and secure. The current weather forecast calls for a 90 percent chance of acceptable weather for the Nov. 21 launch attempt.

Accredited media representatives interested in covering the launch from the Kennedy Space Center News Center must report Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. to the parking lot at the KSC Media Services Press Accreditation Building across from the Air Liquide plant on State Road 3, for badging and escort. Media representatives must provide proper credentials and two forms of identification, at least one with a photograph. Drivers must also ensure they have a current valid driver's license, motor vehicle registration and proof of insurance.

Notes:
1. Cessation of launch commentary/official information: The flow of official information about this mission will cease at the point of payload fairing separation. No further comment about the status of the mission will be made after this milestone.

2. Remote camera set-up: Media representatives interested in setting up or re-setting remote cameras at SLC-37 must report to the parking lot of SpaceX, adjacent to the CCAFS front gate on Nov. 21, at 8:15 a.m., for badging and escort.

3. Pre-launch news conference: None.

4. Live satellite feed information: A live simulcast will be available 25 minutes prior to launch.
BARS AND TONE - 5:00 P.M.
BROADCAST START - 5:33 P.M.
LAUNCH TIME - 5:58 P.M.
SATELLITE - Galaxy 3
TRANSPONDER - G3C-8c
BAND - C-band Analog
ORBITAL POSITION - 95 degrees W
CARRIER - INTELSAT
BANDWIDTH - 36 MHz
UPLINK FREQ - 6085 MHz (Horizontal)
DOWNLINK FREQ - 3860 MHz (Vertical)

5. Webcast: The launch can be viewed via Webcast at: www.ulalaunch.com.

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Note: Dates and times of all launches are subject to change. Please check for any further updates at www.patrick.af.mil.
 
Contact: 45th Space Wing Public Affairs, 321-494-5933, or e-mail 45swpa@patrick.af.mil
 



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