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Secretive NROL-67 Payload Awaits Tuesday Launch Atop Atlas V

The Atlas V has flown just once in its 541 configuration, which represents the second most powerful variant of the rocket. On Tuesday, another 541 will take to the skies of Cape Canaveral, carrying the classified NROL-67 payload for the National Reconnaissance Office. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/awaltersphoto.com

A shroud of secrecy hangs over United [...]

Mobile Service Tower Rolled Back in Preparation for Launch of WGS-6

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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 [...]

Is The Future Bright for Aerojet Rocketdyne?

A row of Rocketdyne-built RS-25 Space Shuttle Main Engines just before being shipped to Stennis Space Center for use on the Space Launch System program. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

Last week, California-based Aerojet and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne—the two premier rocket-power providers in the United States—finalized their merger, almost a year after [...]

SBIRS GEO-2 Flies in Spectacular Early-Evening Atlas V Launch

The U.S. Air Force’s second Space-Based Infrared System destined for Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO-2) roars away from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 5:21 p.m. EST, 19 March 2013. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studios

The Pentagon’s goal of having an advanced network of infrared [...]

SBIRS GEO-2 Surveillance Sentinel Poised for Launch

The SBIRS GEO-2 spacecraft arrives at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., in January 2013. Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force

A new set of powerful infrared eyes should take up residency in orbit, more than 22,000 miles above our heads, in less than a week’s time, when the Pentagon launches the next member of [...]

Landsat Data Continuity Mission Primed and Ready for 11 February Launch

Like the TDRS-K satellite, launched on 30 January, LDCM will rise into orbit atop an Atlas V 401 booster. Photo Credit: Julian Leek / Blue Sawtooth Studio

Four decades of critical observations of the Home Planet will continue in spectacular style on Monday, 11 February, with the scheduled liftoff of the Landsat Data Continuity [...]

Atlas V Inserts Classified OTV-3 Mini-Shuttle into Orbit

The unpredictable Florida weather proved the weather predictions to be wrong as a beautiful blue sky opened above Space Launch Complex 41 about an hour prior to launch allowing for a successful liftoff right at the opening at 1:03 p.m. EDT. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero G News

After several delays, a United [...]