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  • Unclassified NRO CubeSats hitch ride on WorldView-4 launch

    Curt GodwinNovember 14th, 2016

    When one thinks of satellites in the National Reconnaissance Office's (NRO) fleet, the mind's eye may conjure pictures of Hubble-sized spy satellites with lenses pointed toward Earth engaged in super-secret intelligence gathering. While that mental image may be somewhat accurate, it is by no means complete.

  • WorldView-4 successfully launches atop Atlas V

    Jim SharkeyNovember 11th, 2016

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — WorldView-4, the newest member of commercial satellite company DigitalGlobe's constellation of high-resolution satellites, was successfully launched into orbit atop a ULA Atlas V 401 booster. The rocket lifted off from SLC-3 at 10:30 a.m. PST (18:30 GMT) on Friday. The launch was ULA's ninth for the year and the 112th overall since the company was founded in 2006.

  • WorldView-4 set to launch after months long delay

    Derek RichardsonNovember 9th, 2016

    After nearly two months of delays, United Launch Alliance (ULA) is once again gearing up to fly an Atlas V rocket with DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 satellite. The 15-minute launch window is scheduled to open at 10:30 PST (18:30 GMT) Nov. 11 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

  • Launches of Worldview-4, GOES-R delayed

    Jason RhianNovember 3rd, 2016

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Colorado-based United Launch Alliance (ULA) has been waiting to send DigitalGlobe's Worldview-4 Earth-observing satellite to orbit for some time now. However, the company will have to wait a little longer as an issue cropped up during final preparations for launch. This issue has also impacted the flight of NOAA's GOES-R satellite.

  • ULA targeting late October/early November for WorldView-4 launch

    Derek RichardsonOctober 11th, 2016

    United Launch Alliance (ULA) is still feeling the effect of the recent wildfire at Vandenberg Air Force Base, prompting the company to target late October or early November for the launch of WorldView-4.

  • Launch of Worldview-4 slips to October, SBIRS Geo-3 TBD

    Jason RhianOctober 2nd, 2016

    Two missions slated to fly on United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 401 rockets have been delayed for a variety of reasons. Whereas the launch of the commercial WorldView-4 satellite has been pushed back to "early October", the flight of SBIRS Geo-3 has slipped due to unspecified issues with the spacecraft.

  • Wildfire at Vandenberg Air Force Base zero percent contained

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 20th, 2016

    LOMPOC, Calif. — The wildfire that prompted a delay of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket scheduled to blast out of Vandenberg Air Force Base's Space Launch Complex 3-East (SLC-3E) on Sept. 18 has yet to be contained.

  • Nearby wildfire prompts delay in Atlas V launch

    Derek RichardsonSeptember 18th, 2016

    LOMPOC, Calif. — The planned Sept. 18 launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 401 rocket with the WorldView-4 satellite has been postponed due to a wildfire burning on Vandenberg Air Force Base south of the launch pad – Space Launch Complex 3E. The delay allows firefighters to remain in the area to try to put out the fire.

  • Leaky liquid hydrogen line causes scrub of WorldView-4 launch – UPDATE

    Curt GodwinSeptember 16th, 2016

    A small liquid hydrogen (LH2) leak triggered a scrub of today's scheduled launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 401. The rocket was slated to loft the WorldView-4 Earth-imaging satellite into orbit from Space Launch Complex 3E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

  • ULA preparing to launch WorldView-4 satellite from Vandenberg

    Eric ShearSeptember 15th, 2016

    ULA is ready to launch the the WorldView-4 satellite from SLC-3E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Friday, Sept. 16. Previously known as GeoEye-2, the spacecraft was manufactured by Lockheed Martin and is operated by DigitalGlobe.