Boeing Delta IV 'Go for Launch'

Press Release From: Boeing
Posted: Monday, November 18, 2002

Launch Window Opens at 5:39 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Nov. 19

Boeing officials held a Launch Readiness Review (LRR) today and confirmed the "Go for Launch" status of the first Delta IV rocket for Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The LRR closed all outstanding items, including a review of additional technical data involving the rocket's upper-stage engine, the RL10B-2. The Delta IV Medium 4,2 configuration will deliver an Alcatel Space-built W5 telecommunications satellite for Eutelsat S.A. of France to a geosynchronous transfer orbit.

"We took the time we needed to ensure mission success," said Dan Collins, vice president of the Boeing Delta program. "We are ready to launch and that sentiment was echoed throughout the Launch Readiness Review today."

The launch will take place from Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The 70-minute launch window opens at 5:39 p.m. EST.

A live satellite broadcast of the launch will be available throughout the continental United States and portions of Western Europe at:

Ku Analog Satellite Info:

  • AMC 2 Transponder 13
  • Orbital Location: 85 Degrees West
  • Bandwidth: 36 MHz
  • Uplink Frequency: 14260 MHz - Horizontal
  • Downlink Frequency: 11960 MHz - Vertical
  • Audio on 6.2 is the TOPS channel, and 6.8 for broadcast program

For satellite reception inquiries, call 800/250-6202.

Launch Broadcast Days/Times:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 4:45 p.m. - 8 p.m. EST (first attempt)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 4:45 p.m. - 8 p.m. EST (second attempt)

U.S. Domestic EchoStar 61.5 Unencrypted Info:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 4:45 p.m. - 8 p.m. EST
  • EchoStar 61.5, Ch. 9622
  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 4:45 p.m. - 8 p.m. EST
  • EchoStar 61.5, Ch. 9622

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