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2014 U.S. Space Launch Manifest

The most recent Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) vehicle lofted the sixth GPS Block IIF satellite on 17 May 2014. The vehicle tasked for the AFSPC-4 mission will be a similar configuration, with a 13-foot (4-meter) payload fairing and twin Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM)-60. Photo Credit: John Studwell/AmericaSpace

The most recent Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) vehicle lofted the sixth GPS Block IIF satellite on 17 May 2014. The vehicle tasked for the AFSPC-4 mission will be a similar configuration, with a 13-foot (4-meter) payload fairing and twin Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM)-60. Photo Credit: John Studwell/AmericaSpace

– Last updated July 22, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m. EDT


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AFSPC4 Mission Artwork ULA


- Mission:
 AFSPC-4 for the U.S Air Force

- Launch Vehicle: Delta IV Medium+ (4,2)
- Launch Site: Space Launch Complex-37, Cape Canaveral AFS, FL

The AFSPC-4 mission is currently scheduled to launch on July 23, 2014, at 7:03 p.m. EDT. The mission, ULA’s 33rd for the Air Force and eighth of 15 planned missions slated to fly this year, will deliver two Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) satellites to near-geosynchronous orbit, and will also carry an Automated Navigation and Guidance Experiment for Local Space (ANGELS) satellite. The twin spacecraft will support U.S. Strategic Command space surveillance operations as a dedicated Space Surveillance Network (SSN) sensor. The GSSAP will also support Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC SPACE) tasking to collect space situational awareness data, allowing for more accurate tracking and characterization of man-made orbiting objects.

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2014 U.S. SPACE LAUNCH MANIFEST
 ( company / rocket / payload / launch time )

 

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

  • July 23 - ULA / Delta-IV / U.S. Air Force AFSPC 4 / Launch Time 7:03 p.m. EDT
  • July 31 - ULA / Atlas-V / U.S. Air Force GPS 2F-7 / Launch Window 11:27 p.m. EDT – 11:45 p.m. EDT
  • Aug. 4 – SpaceX / Falcon-9 v1.1 / AsiaSat 8 / Launch Window 1:25 a.m. EDT – 3:25 a.m. EDT
  • Aug. 25 – SpaceX / Falcon-9 v1.1 / AsiaSat 6 / Launch Window TBD
  • Sep. 12 – SpaceX / Falcon-9 v1.1 / NASA ISS CRS #4 / Launch Window TBD
  • Sept. 16 – ULA / Atlas-V / CLIO / Launch Window TBD
  • Dec. 1 – SpaceX / Falcon-9 v1.1 / NASA ISS CRS #5 / Launch Window TBD
  • Dec. 4 – ULA / Delta-IV Heavy / NASA EFT-1 Mission / Launch Window 8:03 a.m. EDT
  • TBD – SpaceX / Falcon-9 / CRS 6
  • TBD – ULA / Atlas-V / GPS 2F-8

Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

  • Aug. 13 – ULA / Atlas-V / WorldView 3 / Launch Time 11:29 p.m. PST
  • Nov. 5 – ULA / Delta-II / NASA SMAP Mission / Launch Window 6:16 a.m. PST – 6:25 a.m. PST
  • Dec. 11 – ULA / Atlas-V / Classified NROL-35 / Launch Window TBD

Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia

  • Oct. 3 - Orbital / Antares Cygnus ISS Resupply /  ORB-3