The ULA Launch Readiness Review was completed today and everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the AEHF-5 mission for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center.

The mission is set to lift off on Thursday, Aug. 8 from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Today’s forecast shows a 70 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. The two hour launch window begins at 5:44 a.m. ET.

Please see the Atlas V AEHF-5 mission profile video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su1MJ5pbYro

Launch Forecast Summary:

Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 30%
Primary concerns: Attached and Detached Anvil Cloud Rules

Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 hour delay: 20%
Primary concern: Attached and Detached Anvil Cloud Rules

Launch Broadcast

Live broadcast coverage of launch will begin at 5:24 a.m. ET on Aug. 8.
Live launch updates and webcast available at: www.ulalaunch.com

Heather McFarland

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