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Due to safety restrictions in place for the Delta IV WGS-08 mission, 45th Space Wing Public Affairs is not hosting any media viewing activities on CCAFS in support of this launch.

Public safety is a matter we take extremely seriously and for this launch, our safety experts have determined that our ITL media launch viewing location falls within the restricted Flight Caution Area.  Therefore, media interested in covering the launch must do so from an off-base location.


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Delat IV WGS-8 Payload Mate


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Delta IV WGS-8 Mission Profile


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Orbital ATK ‏@OrbitalATK 9m9 minutes ago

Orbital ATK team at the launch pad yesterday preparing for todays #DeltaIV launch of #WGS8. @ulalaunch

https://twitter.com/OrbitalATK/status/806474511587622912

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Moved for live coverage.
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Feature article, excellent as always:

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/12/ula-delta-iv-wgs-8-launch/

By William Graham.

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ULA's website says launch window is 6:53 - 7:42 PM EST, while others say it starts at 6:52. Any idea where the discrepancy arises?

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ULA's website says launch window is 6:53 - 7:42 PM EST, while others say it starts at 6:52. Any idea where the discrepancy arises?

Launch windows show 23:53 as window open and 00:42 as close (GMT).

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Updated forecast from today attached. No real change, still 80% GO  :)

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ULA MST rollback photos.

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To keep you guys updated for the time being, the Delta Cryogenic Second Stage has finished its LOX loading phase. Topping of the LH2 will start at T-1 hour, 45 minutes.
« Last Edit: 12/07/2016 08:51 pm by ZachS09 »
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Under two hours to launch.
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T-1 hour, 45 minutes. The second stage LH2 topping is underway.
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Online ZachS09

T-1 hour, 20 minutes. The second stage LOX topping has started. With that, the fueling operations are nearing completion.

We're also one hour from the beginning of the ULA webcast.
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T-1 hour, 10 minutes. The Flight Termination System checks have begun. This is a self-destruct system hidden inside the launch vehicle to detonate it should a launch contingency occur.
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Current weather:

Temp: 70.1F
Skies: Clear
Wind: NNE @ 3mph
Pressure: 30.04 in
Visibility: 10.0 miles
Heat Index   : 71 F
Dew Point   : 63 F
Humidity: 79%

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Under one hour to launch. The Command Receiver Decoder now being tested.
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