UPDATE: United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket Rolls Back to Vertical Integration Facility Due to Impending Weather

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ULA is targeting Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 5:22 p.m. ET

ABOVE VIDEO: Mission profile for Atlas V NROL-101.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket  (NROL-101 mission) is rolling back to the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF)on Friday to secure the payload and vehicle due to impending weather from Tropical Depression Eta.

ULA is targeting Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 5:22 p.m. EST for our next launch attempt.

The issue with the remotely commanded ground system liquid oxygen valves has been resolved and the rocket and payload are healthy.

• Rocket: Atlas V 531
• Mission: NROL-101
• Launch Date: Wednesday, November 11
• Launch Time: 5:22 p.m. ET
• Launch Location: Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

Mission Information: United Launch Alliance (ULA) will use an Atlas V 531 rocket to launch the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

Launch Notes: This will be 141st mission for United Launch Alliance and our 29th for the NRO. It is the 86th Atlas V launch and the 4th in the 531 configuration.


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