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Team Vandenberg is scheduled to launch a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload from Space Launch Complex-3 on Wednesday, March 1, with a launch window opening at 9:49 a.m. PST. 


Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, will be the launch decision authority.


“We are postured for another successful Atlas launch," said Moss. “These missions are critical, and our team is excited to be a part of something that will have a global impact.”


The 4th Space Launch Squadron is in charge of mission assurance and safety for this launch operation. 


"These launches require constant communication with a widespread team, especially with the unique challenges we faced during this mission," said Lt. Col. Eric Zarybnisky, 4th Space Launch Squadron commander and Air Force Launch Director for this mission. "With the wildfires and recent rains, the Air Force team worked closely with the United Launch Alliance to ensure a successful and safe launch."