1. Space Launch Operations which may be hazardous to surface vessels will be conducted within portions of Warning Areas: W497A, W497B and the following Hazard Areas for U.S. Space Force Eastern Range OP X1626 Falcon Heavy VIASAT 3.1
A: 28-39-13.97N 080-37-50.93W
To 28-41N 080-05W
To 28-42N 079-11W
To 28-38N 079-10W
To 28-33-07.80N 080-33-56.58W to beginning
B: From 2846N 076-13W
To 28-57N 072-47W
To 28-49N 071-24W
To 28-42N 071-27W
To 28-35N 072-45W
To 28-43N 076-12W to beginning
C: From 28-30N 064-08W
To 28-37N 061-14W
To 28-11N 059-31W
To 27-58N 059-40W
To 27-53N 061-31W
To 28-23N 064-07W to beginning
2. Hazard periods for primary launch day and backup launch days (all times are represented as Zulu time unless otherwise indicated):
30/2324 APR 2023 TO 01/0118 MAY 2023. Preferred T-0 2329Z
01/2324 MAY 2023 TO 02/0118 MAY 2023. Preferred T-0 2329Z
02/2324 MAY 2023 TO 03/0118 MAY 2023.
03/2324 MAY 2023 TO 04/0118 MAY 2023.
04/2324 MAY 2023 TO 05/0118 MAY 2023.
05/2324 MAY 2023 TO 06/0118 MAY 2023.
3. The U.S. Coast Guard is providing this notice to advise mariners of these hazardous areas identified by U.S. Space Force and/or a commercial space operation, which may impact navigation interests. Navigation hazards from rocket launch activities may include free falling debris and/or descending vehicles or vehicle components under various means of control. Mariners are urged to avoid waters within rocket flight trajectories/hazard areas during launch windows as detailed above.
4. For more information, mariners may contact the U.S. Space Force Launch Information hotline at 1-800-470-7232 or by visiting https://www.patrick.spaceforce.mil.
CANCEL AT//060518Z MAY 23//