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ATLAS V LAUNCH DELAYED

Release Number: 010812

The launch of an Atlas V rocket carrying the National Reconnaissance Office NROL-36 payload originally scheduled for Aug. 2 has been delayed due to an uprange instrumentation issue and is now scheduled for Aug. 3 at 12:27 a.m. from Space Launch Complex-3.

There are no issues with the Atlas V vehicle or the NROL-36 space vehicle and these systems are safe and secure.

There is a 90 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for the launch.

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Note to Editors:
Media planning to cover the event should RSVP by calling 1st. Lt. Austin Fallin at 805-606-6159 or by e-mail at Austin.fallin.1@us.af.mil by noon Aug. 2. A media escort will depart the Vandenberg Main Gate Visitor's Center for the media viewing site Aug. 2 at 11:30 p.m.

Live Broadcast:

BEGIN TRANSMISSION (BARS AND TONE) - APPROXIMATELY 11:37 P.M. (AUGUST 2)

BROADCAST START - 12:07 A.M. (AUGUST 3)

SATELLITE: AMC 1

CARRIER: SES Americom

TRANSPONDER: C09

BAND: C-Band Analog

ORBITAL POSITION: 103 degrees west

BANDWIDTH: 36 MHz (Full Transponder)

UPLINK FREQ: 6105 MHz Vertical

DOWNLINK FREQ: 3880 MHz Horizontal