3/1/2011 - CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. -- The 45th Space Wing is set to launch an Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 on March 4, 2011. The rocket will carry an Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV). The launch window for this Air Force mission opens at 3:39 p.m. EST.
The X-37B will provide a flexible space test platform to conduct various experiments and allow satellite sensors, subsystems, components and associated technology to be efficiently transported to and from the space environment where it will need to function.
Accredited media representatives interested in covering the launch from the Kennedy Space Center News Center must report by March 4, at 2:15 p.m. to the parking lot at the KSC Media Services Press Accreditation Building on State Road 3 across from Air Liquide, for Air Force badging and escort. Media representatives must provide proper credentials and two forms of identification, at least one with a photo. Drivers must have a valid current driver's license, motor vehicle registration and proof of insurance, and follow all safety and security procedures and instructions.
1. Remote camera set-up: Media representatives interested in setting up remote cameras must report to the parking lot of Space Florida/SpaceX, near the CCAFS front gate, on March 3, at 12:30 p.m. for badging and escort to the SLC-41 area. Mike Rein and Mike Woolley of ULA Communications plan to meet and escort media. For further information, contact Mr. Rein at (321) 693-6250.
2. Live satellite feed information for broadcast:
Atlas OTV-2: Satellite Coordinates: March 4
BEGIN TRANSMISSION (BARS AND TONE) - 2:45 P.M.
BROADCAST START - 3:30 P.M.
END TRANSMISSION - 6 P.M.
SATELLITE - AMC 6
TRANSPONDER - 5C
BAND - C-BAND ANALOG
ORBITAL POSITION - 72 DEGREES W
CARRIER - SES AMERICOM
BANDWIDTH - 36 MHz
UPLINK FREQ - 6025 MHz (Horizontal)
DOWNLINK FREQ - 3800 MHz (Vertical)
5. Webcast: The launch can be viewed via Webcast at: http://www.ulalaunch.com
Note: Dates and times of all launches are subject to change.
For more information, see www.patrick.af.mil, log on to www.facebook.com/45SpaceWing, or contact 45th Space Wing Public Affairs, 321-494-5933 or 321-508-2072 (mobile).