Atlas 5

Atlas 5 rocket moves closer to retirement with final launch from California

ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 3-East at Vandenberg Space Force Base with NOAA’s JPSS 2 weather satellite and NASA’s LOFTID re-entry tech demo experiment. Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now The 301st and final Atlas rocket to launch from California blasted off Thursday with a NOAA weather satellite and a …

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First Starliner crew flight slips to April 2023

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft approaches the International space Station on May 20. Credit: NASA The first test flight of Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule with astronauts has been delayed from February to April 2023, moving the mission after a busy stretch of crew and cargo missions to the International Space Station, and allowing more time for engineers …

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Final Atlas 5 launch from California delayed for battery replacement

The first stage of ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket was lifted onto its launch stand at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, on Sept. 28. Credit: USSF 30th Space Wing/Steve Gerlich The final flight of an Atlas 5 rocket from California has been delayed from Tuesday until no earlier than Nov. 9 to replace a battery on …

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Atlas 5 rocket completes high-altitude tandem satellite delivery for SES

United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 rocket climbs off pad 41 Tuesday at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station with the SES 20 and SES 21 television broadcasting satellites. Credit: Michael Cain / Spaceflight Now / Coldlife Photography Running a few days late after a delay caused by Hurricane Ian, an Atlas 5 rocket built by United …

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Live coverage: Atlas 5 to deploy two SES comsats near geosynchronous orbit

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The mission will launch the commercial SES 20 and SES 21 communications satellites toward geosynchronous orbit. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live A United …

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Watch live: Atlas 5 rocket set to roll to launch pad today at Cape Canaveral

United Launch Alliance plans to haul an Atlas 5 rocket to its launch pad Monday at Cape Canaveral on the eve of a planned blastoff with two commercial television broadcasting satellites for SES, owner of one of the largest fleets of geostationary communications spacecraft. The Atlas 5 rocket is set to roll out from the …

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SpaceX, ULA postpone launches as Hurricane Ian moves toward Florida

A view from NOAA’s GOES-16 weather satellite of Hurricane Ian making landfall in Southwest Florida on Sept. 28. Credit: NOAA The forecast track of Hurricane Ian across Central Florida has forced SpaceX and United Launch Alliance to postpone several upcoming launches at Cape Canaveral, including the next crew flight to the International Space Station, a …

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ULA launches U.S. Space Force’s last SBIRS missile warning satellite

ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Credit: United Launch Alliance The departure at dawn of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Thursday sent aloft the U.S. military’s last Space Based Infrared System missile warning satellite, a $1.2 billion mission billed by the Space Force as …

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Live coverage: Atlas 5 rocket ready for liftoff at dawn Thursday

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The mission will launch the U.S. Space Force’s SBIRS GEO 6 missile warning satellite toward geosynchronous orbit. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter. SFN Live United …

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Cape Canaveral on the cusp of new records amid blistering launch rate

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket heads downrange after a Jan. 31 launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. Credit: SpaceX With two rockets from industry rivals United Launch Alliance and SpaceX ready for liftoff just 12 hours apart Thursday, the Cape Canaveral spaceport is poised to surpass the record for most missions in a year …

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