45th Weather Squadron Meteorologists Predict Favorable Weather For Thursday’s Atlas V Launch

By  //  July 27, 2016

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United Launch Alliance launch set for 8:37 a.m.

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BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION – A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 421 configuration rocket will launch the NROL-61 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office on Thursday, July 28, from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

45th Weather Squadron meteorologists are predicting 80 percent odds of acceptable conditions for the launch, set for 8:37 a.m. EDT.

Webcast: Live launch coverage will begin July 28 at 8:17 a.m. EDT.

Mission Description: The mission will be launched for the National Reconnaissance Office in support of national defense.

Launch Notes: NROL-61 will mark ULA’s sixth launch of 2016 and the 109th since the company was founded in 2006. It also will be the sixth Atlas V to launch in the 421 configuration.

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Launch Updates: To keep up to speed with updates to the launch countdown, dial the ULA launch hotline at 1-877-852-4321 or join the conversation at www.facebook.com/ulalaunch, twitter.com/ulalaunch and instagram.com/ulalaunch. Hashtags #NROL61 and #AtlasV.

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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 421 configuration rocket will launch the NROL-61 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office on Thursday, July 28, from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. (ULA image)


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