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News Archive / Tagged: Atlas V

  • ULA successfully launches NRO-101 mission into evening Florida sky

    Sean CostelloNovember 13th, 2020

    With the tell-tale crackle of three GEM 63 solid rocket boosters, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket leapt from Cape Canaveral’s Space Launch Complex 41 pad at 5:32 p.m. EST this evening, carrying a top-secret National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) payload skyward.

  • ULA set to launch classified spy satellite atop Atlas V, featuring first GEM 63 boosters

    Matt HaskellNovember 4th, 2020

    United Launch Alliance is set to launch their Atlas V rocket on Wednesday evening, November 4, launching the highly classified NROL-101 spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office from Cape Canaveral.

  • SES awards launch contracts to ULA & SpaceX

    Matt HaskellAugust 7th, 2020

    SES has contracted both United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX to fly its newest four C-band satellites into orbit in 2022.

  • Launch of USSF-7 scrubbed due to weather

    Sean CostelloMay 16th, 2020

    Despite the availability of two 10-minute windows, United Launch Alliance was unable to loft the USSF-7 payload atop their Atlas V rocket due to weather violations in the launch criteria.

  • ULA to launch the sixth flight of the X-37B

    Cullen DesforgesMay 15th, 2020

    United Launch Alliance will launch the USSF-7 mission early Saturday morning from Cape Canaveral for the United States Space Force.

  • 45th Space Wing preparing for back to back launches

    Matt HaskellMay 14th, 2020

    This weekend, the 45th Space wing at cape Canaveral Air Force Station is poised for a modern era record turnaround in launches, as it prepares to launch a United Launch Alliance Atlas V with the USSF-7 X-37B from LC-41 on Saturday, and a SpaceX Falcon 9 with Starlink satellites from LC-40 on Sunday.

  • Curiosity mission team operates rover from home

    Jim SharkeyMay 13th, 2020

    While the majority of scientists and engineers who work at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California are currently off-site, that doesn’t mean that their work supporting interplanetary missions has ground to a halt.

  • Boeing to fly uncrewed Starliner mission for second time

    Theresa CrossApril 6th, 2020

    Boeing announced that Starliner would fly a second unmanned test mission in the Fall of 2020 from Florida due to an unsuccessful test flight in December of last year.

  • ULA launches final AEHF satellite atop Atlas V

    Theresa CrossMarch 26th, 2020

    Blue skies and light winds – they were near perfect conditions for a Florida afternoon launch.

  • ULA Atlas V launch of AEHF payload delayed, NET March 21, 2020

    Theresa CrossMarch 10th, 2020

    The planned launch of the next United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, set to loft the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite built by Lockheed Martin, has been delayed to no earlier than (NET) March 21. 

  • Boeing releases video from recent OFT mission

    Cullen DesforgesJanuary 16th, 2020

    Boeing has released video from its failed attempt to send its "Starliner" spacecraft to the International Space Station.

  • OFT: What went wrong?

    Jim SiegelDecember 21st, 2019

    NASA and Boeing don't seem to know what exactly prevented the OFT Starliner from completing its primary mission objective.

  • Boeing Blunder! Starliner timing failure prevents ISS rendezvous

    SpaceFlight InsiderDecember 20th, 2019

    "Unplanned but stable." That's how Boeing referred to the first flight of its Starliner "space taxi." In layman's terms, the spacecraft was placed in the wrong orbit and won't be going to the International Space Station.

  • Uncrewed Boeing OFT-1 mission now targeting Dec. 19 liftoff

    Patrick AttwellDecember 3rd, 2019

    United Launch Alliance has announced that Boeing's OFT-1 mission has slipped.

  • ULA preparing for third launch of 2019

    Patrick AttwellAugust 7th, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) is set to conduct its first Atlas V launch in nearly 10 months with the AEHF-5 mission. The flight marks a rare flight for a venerable rocket.