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L-1 Media Update: ULA Atlas V Lucy Mission Set to Launch Oct. 16

Hello,
Everything is progressing toward the ULA Atlas V launch carrying the Lucy mission for NASA. The mission is planned to lift off on Sat., Oct. 16 at 5:34 a.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Today’s forecast shows a 90 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch.
Please see Atlas V Lucy launch information here<https://www.ulalaunch.com/missions/next-launch/atlas-v-lucy>.
Pre-launch processing photos can be found here.<https://www.flickr.com/photos/ulalaunch/albums/72157719885506145> Photos can be used with credit to United Launch Alliance.

Launch Coverage
Credentialed media covering launch can arrive at the NASA Press Site starting at 2:30 a.m. EDT on Sat., Oct. 16.

MEDIA ONLY Countdown Audio
The Countdown will be available to media via an audio dial in line which will be accessible to media beginning at 3 a.m. EDT, Oct. 16. The lines will end with the conclusion of the broadcast. The Countdown Audio line will include Channel 1 pre-launch and Channel 2 post launch. In the event of an anomaly, the audio lines will be discontinued. This line is not open to the public, it is for media access only.

Lucy Audio Access Information
Audio Connection: 800-360-9505 (WebEx Call-In)
Access Code: 2762 243 6179

Launch Forecast Summary:
Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 10%
Primary concerns: Cumulus Cloud Rule

Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24-hour delay: 50%
Primary concern: Cumulus Cloud Rule, Ground Winds

Launch Broadcast
Live broadcast coverage of launch will begin at 5 a.m. EDT on Oct. 16 and will broadcast live on NASA TV.
Live launch updates and webcast available at: www.ulalaunch.com<http://www.ulalaunch.com>
Join the conversation at www.facebook.com/ulalaunch<http://www.facebook.com/ulalaunch>, twitter.com/ulalaunch and instagram.com/ulalaunch; hashtags #AtlasV #LucyMission
 
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