Posts Tagged ‘Atlas V’

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ULA Atlas V successfully lofts MUOS-2 satellite


The US Navy’s MUOS-2 satellite was launched on Friday morning aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V. Liftoff from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral was re-scheduled…

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ULA Atlas V succesfully deploys new GPS satellite


United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched an Atlas V Wednesday evening, successfully delivering the fourth satellite in the US Air Force’s new series of Global Positioning System satellites. Liftoff…

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ULA Atlas V launch with SBIRS GEO-2 successful


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched their Atlas V rocket Tuesday, carrying the SBIRS GEO-2 infrared missile detection satellite into orbit. Liftoff from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral was…

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ULA Atlas V launches Landsat DCM spacecraft


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Altas V has launched its second mission in just a few short weeks, lofting the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite into orbit….

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ULA Altas V successfully launches with TDRS-K


NASA’s latest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite was carried into orbit atop an Atlas V rocket Wednesday night. The launch of TDRS-K, the eleventh satellite in NASA’s TDRS…

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ULA Atlas V duo preparing for key NASA launches


Two United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rockets are preparing to launch on opposite coastlines of the United States just days apart. On the east coast, an Atlas…

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ULA Atlas V launches X-37B on OTV-3 mission


United Launch Alliance have launched the third X-37B mission from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Liftoff of the spaceplane, aboard an Atlas V 501 from Space Launch Complex 41,…

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Atlas V green light after RL-10 is exonerated during Delta IV anomaly review


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) are clear to resume launches of their Atlas V rocket, after a review into an anomaly with their Delta IV Upper Stage, during…

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ULA: Launch services customers class reliability as their main consideration


The ever-competitive launch services market has once again been thrown into the spotlight, with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk promoting the low cost of his vehicles, claiming Arianespace’s Ariane…

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AEHF-2 handed over to the USAF after completing on-orbit testing


Lockheed Martin have completed the on-orbit testing of the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) military communications satellite, allowing for Satellite Control Authority (SCA) to be turned over…

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Modifications planned for Atlas V SLC-41 Pad and SLS Mobile Launcher


United Launch Alliance (ULA) have recruited Hensel Phelps to design the modifications to their Atlas V pad at Space Launch Complete 41 (SLC-41) at Cape Canaveral ahead of…

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Atlas V completes SAA milestones in preparation for crewed launches


The famous Atlas rocket continues to show it’s ready to once again launch humans into space, following the completion of NASA’s Space Act Agreement (SAA) milestones. Although the…

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ULA interested in launching Atlas V or Delta IV from KSC


As the United Launch Alliance (ULA) look forward to a potential surge in activity later this decade, the question of requiring additional launch infrastructure to cater for demand…

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ULA Atlas V finally launches with NROL-36


The Atlas V launch – believed to be carrying a pair of ocean surveillance satellites to locate ships at sea, in a mission designated NROL-36 – launched on Thursday…

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Future Pad Escape options – From Slidewires to Roller Coasters


Evaluations into pad escape options for the crewed vehicles of the future are currently taking place, with the Space Launch System (SLS) employing a trade study that includes…

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OPF-3’s conversion into Boeing’s C3PF to begin on September 10


The removal of work stands in Orbiter Processing Facility -3 (OPF-3) will begin next week, as the former home to Shuttle orbiters is converted into the new processing…

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Atlas V launches at the third attempt with RBSP spacecraft


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) finally launched their Atlas V, carrying a pair of NASA spacecraft – called the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) – to study the Van…

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ULA to use their experience to build a culture of Atlas V crew safety


With the two of the three Commercial Crew integrated Capability (CCiCap) funding initiatives awarded to vehicles that will ride on the Atlas V rocket, the United Launch Alliance…

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NASA and ULA confirm Atlas V baseline for human rated launches


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) have completed a major review into the ability to Human Rate the Atlas V launch vehicle. In cooperation with NASA, ULA engineers conducted…

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Sierra Nevada’s 5-year partnership with NASA – Progress on Dream Chaser


Five years after joining forces with NASA’s Langley Research Center, the Sierra Nevada Corporation continues to narrow its focus on their Dream Chaser spaceplane – a NASA Commercial…