The Launch Hazard Area
Posted: June 17, 2001

Map: U.S. Air Force
Remain CLEAR from the Launch Hazard Area outlined in the above map from 10:40 p.m. EDT June 18 thru 3:30 a.m. EDT on June 19, 2001. This information is also available by calling 1-800-470-7232.

United States Coast Guard broadcasts this launch information on Marine Band Channel 16.

Launch of the Atlas 2AS booster carrying the ICO satellite is planned during the actual launch window of 12:41 a.m. until 2:41 a.m.

For their safety, mariners are asked to remain clear of the LHA beginning approximately two hours prior to the opening of the launch period, and stay clear of the area until approximately one and one half hours after the period closes. The LHA extends approximately 65 miles Northeast of Port Canaveral.

Persons entering an active Launch Hazard Area should be aware that severe civil and criminal penalties are authorized to punish violators. In accordance with Title 33, United States Cede, Section 1232, the maximum penalty is six years confinement and a $250,000 fine.

Flight data file
Vehicle: Atlas 2AS (AC-156)
Payload: ICO F-2
Launch date: June 19, 2001
Launch window: 12:41-2:41 a.m. EDT (0441-0641 GMT)
Launch site: SLC-36B, Cape Canaveral, Fla.
Satellite broadcast: Telstar 5, Trans. 23, C-band

Pre-launch briefing
Launch timeline - Chart with times and descriptions of events to occur during the launch.

Ground track - See the trajectory the rocket will follow during its flight.

Atlas 2AS vehicle data - Overview of the rocket that will launch the classified NRO payload.

ICO - Description of the satellite to be launched on AC-156.

Launch windows - Listing of the available times to launch in coming days.

Atlas index - A directory of our previous Atlas launch coverage.