January 19, 2022

Live coverage: Atlas 5 rocket launches Space Force test mission

December 7, 2021

United Launch Alliance launched an Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Tuesday at 5:19 a.m. EST (1019 GMT). The mission is will deploy two U.S. Space Force technology demonstration satellites into geosynchronous orbit around seven hours after liftoff.

ULA to set rocket endurance record on next launch

December 6, 2021

United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 rocket will set an endurance record after liftoff from Cape Canaveral Tuesday, targeting the delivery of two U.S. military tech demo satellites directly into a geosynchronous orbit more than 22,000 miles over the equator.

Fuel leak at launch pad delays Atlas 5 mission

December 5, 2021

United Launch Alliance delayed the planned launch of an Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Sunday after discovering a kerosene fuel leak in the launch pad’s ground storage system. Officials have rescheduled launch with two U.S. military satellites for Tuesday morning.

Live coverage: ULA delays Atlas 5 launch

December 3, 2021

United Launch Alliance transferred an Atlas 5 rocket from its vertical hangar to launch pad 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Friday. Officials scrubbed a planned launch attempt Sunday due to a leak in the kerosene fuel ground storage system at the launch pad.

Images: Atlas 5 blasts off with NASA’s Lucy asteroid mission

October 22, 2021

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket streaked into space from Cape Canaveral before dawn Oct. 16 with NASA’s Lucy asteroid mission, a robotic probe to explore a group of enigmatic asteroids leading and trailing Jupiter in its orbit around the sun.

Boeing zeros in on cause of Starliner launch delay

October 19, 2021

Engineers are zeroing in on the “root cause” of a disappointing August launch scrub that grounded Boeing’s Starliner astronaut ferry ship: humidity-triggered corrosion in key propulsion system valves, company managers said Tuesday.

NASA asteroid explorer leaves planet Earth on Atlas 5 rocket

October 16, 2021

Bound for a pristine population of ancient asteroids, a NASA science probe named Lucy took off from Cape Canaveral before dawn Saturday and rocketed into space on top of an Atlas 5 launcher to begin a 12-year, $981 million mission seeking out clues about the early solar system.

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