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News Archive / Tagged: AFSPC-6

  • Photo Gallery: Delta IV launches next round of GSSAP satellites

    Mike DeepAugust 21st, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Those who feel the U.S. has gotten out of the launch business - would have experienced an education between August 14-19. During this period, not one but two missions got their start from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

  • SFI Video: Launch highlights from launch of ULA Delta IV Medium with AFSPC-6

    Jason RhianAugust 20th, 2016

    SpaceFlight Insider launch highlights from the Aug. 19, 2016, flight of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV+ Medium 4,2 rocket with the AFSPC-6 payload for the United States Air Force. Liftoff from Space Launch Complex 37 took place at 12:52 a.m. EDT (04:52 GMT) Aug. 19, 2016. SFI's cameras were on hand – and they captured this stunning video of the rocket taking to the skies.

  • Delta IV thunders off the pad with AFSPC-6 payload

    Bart LeahyAugust 19th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Lighting up the early-morning sky over central Florida, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) rocket thundered off the pad on the sixth U.S. Air Force Space Command (AFSPC-6) mission. As part of the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP), two Orbital ATK-built satellites were sent to a near-geostationary orbit (GEO).

  • Delta IV Medium to launch situational awareness satellites

    Bart LeahyAugust 17th, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — ULA is expecting an 80 percent chance of good weather when it attempts to launch two Orbital ATK satellites for the U.S. Air Force’s Space Command’s Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program. Liftoff is scheduled for 12:47 a.m. EDT (04:47 GMT) Aug. 19 – the beginning of a 65-minute launch window.