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SFI LIVE: Coverage of the launch of X-37B on ULA Atlas V with AFSPC-5 mission

Atlas V AV-026 OTV-2; LO2 tanking prior to launch United-Launch-Alliance-Atlas-V-501-rocket-OTV-Orbital-Test-Vehicle-2-launch-Cape-Canaveral-Air-Force-Station-Space-Launch-Complex-41-SLC-41-photo credit Michael Howard SpaceFlight Insider

Photo Credit: Michael Howard / SpaceFlight Insider

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The U.S. Air Force and United Launch Alliance are planning on sending an Atlas V 501 rocket with the AFSPC-5 X-37B spacecraft at 10:45 a.m. EDT (14:45 GMT). The launch site will be Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 41 in Florida. This stubby mini shuttle will have company on its fourth flight to orbit – several CubeSats connected as part of the ULTRASat mission. These include the LightSail test article spacecraft for The Planetary Society. SFI LIVE is currently scheduled to begin at 10:35 a.m. EDT (14:35 GMT). Please tune in for exclusive interviews, including one from Bill Nye “The Science Guy” to find out more about this mission and to see it launch LIVE!


Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology,, The Mars Society and Universe Today.

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