(Flint, MI) The timeline for the AM-1 and AM-2 launches have been revised. Early this week, General Sutton approved the shift in launch dates for the AM-1 launch, which subsequently led to a shift in the AM-2 mission timeline. The change in AM-1 was caused by delays in the development and finalization of the mission flight plan, which has not been submitted for approval by AM-1 Mission Controllers. In addition, an adjustment was made to the Mission Control Team which caused further delay as Mission Controllers continue training for their positions. The AM-1 mission’s new launch date has been set to Monday November 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST.
The AM-2 mission, originally slated to lift off at 5:00 pm EST on Tuesday December 10, 2019 has been rescheduled to launch on Tuesday December 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm EST. The Titan IV-B rocket will carry a space station into earth orbit instead of the planned small payload designated this past summer. More information regarding the AM-2 mission will be released in coming weeks. Stay Tuned!