VIDEO: Atlas V Launch From Cape Canaveral Set For November 4 At 5:40 p.m. ET
By Space Coast Daily // October 22, 2016
Satellite to monitor weather conditions across the United States
ABOVE VIDEO: United Launch Alliance have successfully launched an Atlas V rocket in the unique 411 configuration carrying NASA’s Asteroid “Bennu” Sample Return mission – OSIRIS-REx. Liftoff occurred at 23:05 UTC, September 8th 2016. This was the 65th Atlas V to launch and the 4th to launch in the 411 configuration – with just one solid rocket booster.
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL – On November 4, the United Launch Alliance rocket will lift off from Cape Canaveral at 5:40 p.m. ET.
The Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-069, will launch GOES-R, the first next-generation geostationary weather satellite for NASA and NOAA.
GOES-R will orbit 22,300 miles above the equator to monitor weather conditions across the United States. The rocket will fly in the 541 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, four solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.
The launch was originally delayed from March 11, moved forward from Oct. 14, then delayed from Oct. 13.
Time: November 4, 2016 – 5:40 p.m. Eastern
Description: Launching aboard an Atlas V 541 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, GOES-R will be the first satellite in a series of next-generation NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES), which will also include GOES-S, T, and U.