From: United Launch Alliance
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2018
Everything is progressing toward the ULA Delta IV Heavy launch carrying the NROL-71 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office. The mission is set to lift off on a Delta IV Heavy rocket on Tuesday, Dec. 18 from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The launch time is 5:57 p.m. PST.
Remote Camera Set Up and Launch
Credentialed media planning to put remote cameras on SLC-6 should meet at the Vandenberg South Gate no later than 12:30 p.m. PST on Monday, Dec. 17.
Credentialed media covering launch should meet at the Vandenberg South Gate no later than 4 p.m. PST on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Live broadcast coverage of launch will begin at 5:37 p.m. PST on Dec. 18.
Live launch updates and webcast available at:
*Note: Satellite frequencies changed from previous attempts
ALL TIMES PACIFIC
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18
BARS + TONE – 5:06 P.M.
PROGRAM START – 5:37 P.M.
LAUNCH – 5:57 P.M
DIGITAL SATELLITE C-BAND DOWNLINK
SATELLITE — G3
TRANSPONDER — 2
BAND — C-BAND DIGITAL
ORBITAL POSITION — 95°W
HD BANDWIDTH — 18 MHz (HALF TRANSPONDER)
UPLINK — 5,974.000 MHz (Horizontal)*
DOWNLINK — 3,749.000 MHz (Vertical)*
SYMBOL RATE — 13
FEC — ¾
DATA RATE — 17.9705
DVBS – QPSK
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