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Atlas V to Launch WorldView-4

Update: Oct. 10, 2016, 4:30 p.m. PDT: Launch of the Atlas V carrying the WorldView-4 spacecraft for DigitalGlobe launch is targeted for late October/early Nov. pending final evaluation of infrastructure following the recent wildfires on Vandenberg Air Force Base. ULA will continue to work with DigitalGlobe and the 30th Space Wing to establish a new launch date.

Atlas V WorldView-4 Mission ArtworkAtlas V WorldView-4 Mission Overview

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 configuration rocket will launch the WorldView-4 mission for DigitalGlobe. The Atlas V is provided by Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services.

Date/Site/Launch Time: Late October/early November 2016 from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Mission Description: WorldView-4, a multispectral, high-resolution commercial imaging satellite owned and operated by DigitalGlobe, will help customers around the world see more of our changing planet. The satellite was built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and will provide 31-centimeter panchromatic resolution and 1.24-meter multispectral resolution—the same resolution offered by the WorldView-3 satellite. This industry-leading resolution provides the sharpest view of vital details on the ground, to give customers confidence when making critical decisions.

Launch Notes: WorldView-4 marks ULA’s 9th launch of 2016 and 112th since the company was founded in 2006. ULA also launched WorldView-3 on Atlas V in 2014.

Launch Updates: To keep up to speed with updates to the launch countdown, dial the ULA launch hotline at 1-877-852-4321 or join the conversation at www.facebook.com/ulalaunch, twitter.com/ulalaunch and instagram.com/ulalaunch. Hashtags #WV4, #seemore and #AtlasV.

Go Atlas! Go Centaur! Go WorldView-4!



Sept. 8, 2016: A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off with NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission. The OSIRIS-REx mission will help scientists investigate the origins of our solar system, how water and organic material traveled to Earth, and increase understanding of asteroids that could impact Earth.