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Next Launch GPS IIF-8 on a Atlas V 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
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29 Oct 14 17:21:00 GMT
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Mobile Service Tower Rolled Back in Preparation for Launch of WGS-6

Video courtesy of AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The Mobile Service Tower (MST) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 (SLC-37) was rolled back the length of a football field revealing the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Medium rocket within. This impressive display is just one [...]

United Launch Alliance Accomplishing Milestones at Rapid Pace

The rapid pace of United Launch Alliance was made apparent during the lead up to the recent launch of an Atlas V rocket (which took place on July 19). Over at a nearby pad, ULA was preparing another rocket to be launched just 19 days later on Aug. 7. Photo Credit: ULA

While there [...]

ULA Atlas V Launches US Navy's MUOS-2

Despite dire weather predictions, United Launch Alliance successfully delivered the MUOS 2 spacecraft orbit via the venerable Atlas V rocket. Liftoff occurred at 9 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 41. Photo Credit: John Studwell / AmericaSpace

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Today United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully sent the [...]

'Heavyweight' Atlas V Ready to Loft Giant MUOS-2 Satellite

The U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)-2 satellite, encapsulated with its payload fairing, is transferred from the Vertical Integration Facility to SLC-41 and its awaiting Atlas V 551 launch vehicle on 8 July 2013. Photo Credit: United Launch Alliance

On Friday morning, United Launch Alliance (ULA) will stage the fourth flight of its Atlas [...]

Lockheed-Martin Completes MUOS Waveform to Improve Secure Communications Capabilities

Image Credit: Lockheed Martin

SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 8, 2013 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has completed and delivered the software waveform for the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS). The new waveform will enable military satellite communications terminal providers to deploy equipment that takes full advantage of enhanced MUOS capabilities.

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Third Time the Charm for U.S. Navy’s MUOS-1 Satellite on ULA Atlas V

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 thunders off of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex-41 SLC-41 at 5:15 p.m. EST. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/awaltersphoto.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The skies above Cape Canaveral Air Force Station were thankfully clear of both high winds and threatening clouds before United Launch Alliance (ULA) [...]

MUOS-1 Ready For Second Round Of Launch Attempts

Photo Credit: Mike Killian

Photo Credit: Mike Killian

Images taken at the launch pad yesterday with the Atlas-V that will launch MUOS-1 into orbit.  After being scrubbed by bad weather twice last week the vehicle is ready to try again today at 5:15 p.m. EST.  The weather forecast calls for a 80% chance of favorable conditions at liftoff [...]

AmericaSpace Launch Viewing Guide for Atlas V

An Atlas V rocket launches NASA's MSL rover “Curiosity”- bound for Mars. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

When it comes to actually viewing rockets thunder off to orbit – few places can match Florida’s Space Coast. Miles of beautiful, scenic beaches stretch out as far as the eye can see and on those days when Deltas, [...]

U. S. Navy Poised to Launch Giant “Cell Phone Tower” Into Space

The U.S. Navy/Lockheed Martin built MUOS-1 spacecraft which is 22 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide and 6 ft. deep with body mounted traditional satellite dishes in the middle, the insulation wrapped and folded 46 ft. dia. mesh antenna on top with the similarly configured nearly 18 ft. dia. mesh on the bottom. Photo Credit: [...]

MUOS-1 Launch Slips to Feb. 24

 

The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 has been moved to no-earlier-than Friday, Feb. 24. Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System-1 (MUOS-1) satellite will have to wait a little longer before being launched on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas [...]