Air Force's DMSP-19 Launch Set for April 3rd

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Engineers and technicians encapsulate the 19th DMSP weather satellite.

Everything is progressing for the Air Force's DMSP-19 launch. The mission is set to liftoff on a ULA Atlas V rocket on Thursday, April 3 from Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 7:46 a.m. PDT. The forecast shows a 90 percent chance of favourable weather conditions for launch.

Satellite Coordinates - ALL TIMES PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME

TEST - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
12:00 - 12:30 P.M.

LAUNCH - THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
BARS AND TONE - 6:56 A.M.
PROGRAM START - 7:26 A.M.
LAUNCH WINDOW- 7:46 - 7: 56 A.M.

TRANSMISSION FOR DIGITAL HIGH DEFINITON
SATELLITE: AMC-1
TRANSPONDER: 12- Lower
BAND: C-Band Digital
ORBITAL POSITION: 103 Degrees West
HD BANDWIDTH: 18 MHz (Half Transponder)
DOWNLINK FREQ: 3931.0 MHz (Vertical)
UPLINK FREQ: 6156.0 MHz (Horizontal)
SYMBOL RATE: 13
FEC: 3/4
DATA RATE: 17.9705
DVBS: QPSK
MPEG 2
AUDIO EMBEDDED

WEB CAST AVAILABLE HERE: http://www.ulalaunch.com/site/pages/Multimedia_Webcast.shtml

Weather Forecast
Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 10%
Area of concern: Thick Clouds

Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 Hour Delay: 40%
Area of concern: Thick Clouds and Cumulus Clouds

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