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Gallery: ULA completes third flight of 2019

The launch of AEHF-5 marked the third that ULA has conducted in 2019. Photo Credit: Scott Schilke / SpaceFlight Insider

The launch of AEHF-5 marked the third that ULA has conducted in 2019. Photo Credit: Scott Schilke / SpaceFlight Insider

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — ULA launched an Atlas V rocket with the AEHF-5 on Thursday, Aug. 8 2019. The early morning flight marked an increasingly rare appearance for the venerable launch vehicle.

Painting a majestic arc across the skies at 6:13 p.m. EDT (10:13 UTC) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 41, the 551 variant (five AJ-60A solid rocket motors, a five meter fairing and single engine in the rocket’s Centaur upper stage) completed United Launch Alliance’s third flight of 2019.

The following photos were taken by SpaceFlight Insider’s visual team and are courtesy of Mike Howard and Scott Schilke. If you enjoy our coverage and are able, consider supporting us on Patreon to help in our efforts to to bring you fantastic content about the space industry!

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