June 29, 2022

ULA’s first launch of 2022 to debut unflown variant of Atlas 5 rocket

January 20, 2022

United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 rocket has flown in 10 different configurations over 90 missions since 2002, each version optimized to haul satellites of a certain size and mass into space. The only variant of the Atlas 5 rocket yet to fly is set to launch Friday afternoon from Cape Canaveral with a pair of satellites to help the U.S. military keep track of traffic in geosynchronous orbit.

Atlas 5 rocket rolls to launch pad for Space Force mission

January 20, 2022

Gearing up for its first mission of the year, United Launch Alliance rolled an Atlas 5 rocket to its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Thursday, a day before liftoff with a pair of U.S. Space Force satellites on a flight that will debut a version of the Atlas 5 never used before.

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.

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