So the bulletin is in error? Because it says the episode went live on Feb. 18 (today) at 11 AM Pacific. Which I thought was odd.
I noticed that too. I believe I saw it somewhere that it said Saturday the 18th. Regardless, I also remember seeing the date wrong for last weekend's release as well. Enemy Mine was also one day off listing Saturday as the 11th.
... It would be much easier on the servers if you released it at midnight saturday morning (12:01am) PST as then not everybody in the continental united states with a game account won't be trying to get into the same sector block and same system at the same time.
It wouldn't matter if you released it on Wednesday morning at 3 AM you'd still have every account holder in the US trying to get in.