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L-2 Media Update: ULA Atlas V OFT-2 Mission Set to Launch July 30


We are still on track for the ULA Atlas V launch carrying Boeing's Starliner spacecraft on the Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission. The mission is planned to lift off on Fri., July 30 at 2:53 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

Today's forecast shows a 40 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch.

Please see the Atlas V OFT-2 Launch Visibility Map here< >.

Remote Camera Set Up and Launch
Credentialed media approved to set remote cameras on SLC-41 should meet at the NASA Press Site no later than 12:15 p.m. EDT on Thurs., July 29.
Credentialed media covering launch should meet at the NASA Press Site a couple hours prior to launch on Fri., July 30. Gate access hours start at 5 a.m. EDT.
Please visit the NASA media page<https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/...tes-public-to-virtually-join-starliner-launch> for updates on media activities.

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 2 p.m. EDT, July 30. 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 and additional information will be shared by NASA and Boeing. This line is not open to the public, it is for media access only.

OFT-2 Audio Access Information
Audio Connection: 800-360-9505 (WebEx Call-In)
Access Code: 199 516 0191

Launch Forecast Summary:
Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 60%
Primary concerns: cumulus cloud rule, surface electric fields rule, lightning rule

Launch Broadcast
Live broadcast coverage of launch will begin at 2 p.m. EDT on July 30 and will broadcast on NASA TV.
Live launch updates and webcast available here<bit.ly/av_oft-2>.
Join the conversation: Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/ulalaunch>, Twitter<http://www.twitter.com/ulalaunch> and Instagram<http://www.instagram.com/ulalaunch>; hashtags #AtlasV #Starliner #OFT2