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Atlas V rocket scheduled for afternoon launch

Release Number: 010912

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload is scheduled to be launched by team Vandenberg from Space Launch Complex-3 here Thursday at 2:39 p.m.

The launch, originally scheduled for Aug. 2, was postponed when a range instrumentation issue developed during countdown. The issue has been resolved and the range is ready to support a safe and successful launch.

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Note to Editors: Media planning to cover the event should RSVP by calling 2nd Lt. Kaylee Ausbun at 805-606-4884 or by e-mail at kaylee.ausbun@us.af.mil by noon Wednesday. A media escort will depart the Vandenberg Main Gate Visitor's Center for the media viewing site Thursday at 1 p.m.

Remote Camera Set-up: A media escort will depart Vandenberg's South Base gate for remote camera setup Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

For questions about the booster please contact Jessica Rye with United Launch Alliance at 321-693-6250 or at jessica.f.rye@ulalaunch.com.

Webcast: http://www.ulalaunch.com/site/pages/Multimedia_Webcast.shtml
Live Broadcast:

BEGIN TRANSMISSION (BARS AND TONE) - 1:45 P.M. (SEPTEMBER 12)
BROADCAST START - 2:19 P.M. (SEPTEMBER 13)
SATELLITE: AMC 1
CARRIER: SES Americom
TRANSPONDER: C15
BAND: C-Band Analog
ORBITAL POSITION: 103 degrees west
BANDWIDTH: 36 MHz (Full Transponder)
UPLINK FREQ: 6225 MHz Vertical
DOWNLINK FREQ: 4000 MHz Horizontal