Spaceflight Now: B-41 Launch Report

Launch Hazard Area
Updated: February 25, 2001

Map: U.S. Air Force
Remain CLEAR from the Launch Hazard Area outlined in the above map from 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 27. 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 a Titan 4 booster carrying a Milstar satellite is scheduled during a window from 1:57 to 5:57 p.m. EST.

For their safety, mariners are asked to remain clear of the LHA beginning two hours prior to the opening of the launch period, and stay clear of the area until one and one half hours after the period closes.

The LHA extends approximately 16 miles North of Port Canaveral, and 75 miles East of the port.

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: Titan 4B/Centaur
Payload: Milstar 2-F2
Launch date: Feb. 27, 2001
Launch window: 1857-2257 GMT (1:57-5:57 p.m. EST)
Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida

Pre-launch briefing
Launch timeline - Chart with the key events to occur during the launch.

Titan 4B - Description of America's most powerful unmanned rocket.

Milstar satellite - A look at the Military Strategic and Tactical Relay satellite program.

Communications - Overview of Boeing's Medium Data Rate and crosslink payloads on Milstar.

Antennas - Technical description of Milstar's medium data rate nulling antennas made by TRW.

DPS - TRW's digital processing subsystem on Milstar is key to payload.