Author Topic: Atlas V 531 - SES-20 & 21 - Canaveral SLC-41 - October 4, 2022 (21:36 UTC)  (Read 32726 times)

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https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1572325481944334338

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Two commercial satellites, #SES20 #SES21, which will relay television channels to millions of homes across America, are aboard their ULA #AtlasV rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida, for launch into near-geosynchronous orbit.

Read more in the blog: https://blog.ulalaunch.com/blog/ses-20/21-commercial-satellite-tandem-stacked-atop-atlas-v

Launch time from the blog post:

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The launch of SES-20 and SES-21 is planned for Sept. 30 at 5:36 p.m. EDT (2136 UTC) from Space Launch Complex-41 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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NGA notice.

Quote from: NGA
210944Z SEP 22
NAVAREA IV 985/22(GEN).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   302136Z TO 302251Z SEP, ALTERNATE
   2136Z TO 2251Z DAILY 01 THRU 06 OCT
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-37.40N 080-36.50W, 28-39.00N 080-31.00W,
      28-42.00N 080-13.00W, 28-39.00N 080-01.00W,
      28-30.00N 080-01.00W, 28-28.00N 080-11.00W,
      28-32.20N 080-33.80W.
   B. 28-24.00N 078-28.00W, 28-38.00N 078-27.00W,
      28-33.00N 076-49.00W, 28-19.00N 076-50.00W.
   C. 27-38.00N 070-53.00W, 28-23.00N 070-47.00W,
      27-56.00N 066-31.00W, 27-10.00N 066-38.00W.
   D. 24-41.00N 054-07.00W, 25-57.00N 053-46.00W,
      24-28.00N 047-43.00W, 23-12.00N 048-06.00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 062351Z OCT 22.//

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SFN Launch Schedule, updated September 22:
Launch window 21:36 to 22:16 UTC
= 5:36 to 6:16 pm EDT
« Last Edit: 09/25/2022 10:40 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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SFN Launch Schedule, updated September 22:
Launch window 21:36 to 22:16 UTC
= 5:36 to 6:16 pm EDT

The September 15th date in the heading implies temporal shuttling.  :o

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SFN Launch Schedule, updated September 22:
Launch window 21:36 to 22:16 UTC
= 5:36 to 6:16 pm EDT

The September 15th date in the heading implies temporal shuttling.  :o
Fixed my post title. Thanks.
« Last Edit: 09/25/2022 10:40 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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Has pending hurricane affected the Sept. 30 scheduled launch?

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L-4 launch weather forecast is not surprisingly only 20% GO (but 70% GO a day later)

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twitter.com/chrisg_nsf/status/1574495554410889236

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United Launch Alliance is moving forward with all launch operations including rollout of the #AtlasV rocket at this time for a launch on Sept 30 from Florida. Before anyone makes any connection to SLS, massively different as Atlas can rollout 2 to 1.5 days before launch. 1/x

https://twitter.com/chrisg_nsf/status/1574495556768243715

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What’s more, @ulalaunch stresses that while that is the current plan, they continue to work with the @SLDelta45 to monitor weather conditions even though there are no planned closures to their facilities at this time.

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L-3 weather forecast.  20% 'Go' for September 30.  60% 'Go' for October 1.

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Now postponed to October 4 per this cancel-and-replace NGA notice.

Quote from: NGA
272001Z SEP 22
NAVAREA IV 998/22(GEN).
WESTERN NORTH ATLANTIC.
FLORIDA.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING
   042136Z TO 042251Z OCT, ALTERNATE
   2136Z TO 2251Z DAILY 05 THRU 10 OCT
   IN AREAS BOUND BY:
   A. 28-37.40N 080-36.50W, 28-39.00N 080-31.00W,
      28-42.00N 080-13.00W, 28-39.00N 080-01.00W,
      28-30.00N 080-01.00W, 28-28.00N 080-11.00W,
      28-32.20N 080-33.80W.
   B. 28-24.00N 078-28.00W, 28-38.00N 078-27.00W,
      28-33.00N 076-49.00W, 28-19.00N 076-50.00W.
   C. 27-38.00N 070-53.00W, 28-23.00N 070-47.00W,
      27-56.00N 066-31.00W, 27-10.00N 066-38.00W.
   D. 24-41.00N 054-07.00W, 25-57.00N 053-46.00W,
      24-28.00N 047-43.00W, 23-12.00N 048-06.00W.
2. CANCEL NAVAREA IV 985/22.
3. CANCEL THIS MSG 102351Z OCT 22.

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https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1574873067590909959

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The ULA #AtlasV launch of #SES20 #SES21 is delayed due to potential impacts from Hurricane Ian. Both satellites are integrated to launch vehicle & safely secured within the Vehicle Integration Facility at SLC-41. Pending range approval, launch is scheduled for 10/4 @ 5:36pmEDT.

Crew-5 has now slipped to Oct 4 too, at 12:23pm EDT. If both dates hold, could be an interesting demonstration of the Eastern range’s flexibility.
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ULA just filed for an FCC permit for launch communications.

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ULA has delayed the launch of the Atlas V 531 carrying SES-20 & SES-21 by 4 days due to #HurricaneIan. The vehicle will remain in the Vertical Integration Facility, which will protect it from the wind forces. If the range approves the new  date, liftoff would be at 21:36 UTC.

https://twitter.com/GewoonLukas_/status/1575047351391391744

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https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1575944789639725057

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LAUNCH ALERT! We're proceeding with plans to launch an #AtlasV 531 rocket to deliver two telecommunications @SES_Satellites next Tues., Oct. 4 at 5:36pmEDT (2136 UTC) from Cape Canaveral. Weather outlook is 70% GO.

Learn more in the Mission Overview: http://bit.ly/av_ses
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We're excited to announce the new launch date for #SES20 & #SES21 as part of our C-band transition plan in the US.

4 Oct | 5:36pm EDT / 9:36pm UTC / 11:36pm CET

https://twitter.com/SES_Satellites/status/1575945658091044876

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https://twitter.com/ulalaunch/status/1576192228288040963

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Watch a preview video of what you can expect during the #AtlasV rocket's flight of #SES20 #SES21 for @SES_Satellites.

Learn more // bit.ly/av_ses
Watch on YouTube // youtu.be/aLXZkrdPtDQ


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L-3 launch weather forecast is 70% GO

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