L-2 Update Memo - ULA MEDIA UPDATE: ULA Delta IV GPS IIF-6 Launch Set for May 15, 8:08 p.m. EDT

The Launch Readiness Review will be held tomorrow for the Air Force's GPS IIF-6 launch.

The mission is set to lift off on a ULA Delta IV rocket on Thursday, May 15 from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The 18-minute launch window opens at 8:08 p.m. EDT. Today's L-2 forecast continues to show a 30 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch.


ALL TIMES EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME
BARS AND TONE - 7:18 P.M.
PROGRAM START - 7:48 P.M.
LAUNCH WINDOW - 8:08 - 8:26 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 HERE http://www.ulalaunch.com/webcast.aspx

Weather Forecast

Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 70%

Primary concern(s): Cumulus Clouds, Anvil Clouds, Lightning

Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 hour delay: 20%

Primary concern(s): Thick Clouds, Solar Activity

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