December 1, 2022

Atlas 5 rocket and Starliner capsule return to Florida launch pad

May 18, 2022

United Launch Alliance rolled an Atlas 5 rocket to its launch pad Wednesday at Cape Canaveral, moving into the starting position for a critical unpiloted demo flight of Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule. Unlike the first Starliner test flight, the spacecraft’s launch abort system will be armed during the climb to space Thursday.

NASA managers clear Boeing’s Starliner for second try to reach space station

May 11, 2022

NASA officials cleared Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule for launch in a flight readiness review Wednesday, moving a step closer toward a critical unpiloted demonstration flight to attempt docking at the International Space Station and check off other test objectives left unaccomplished on a problem-plagued mission two-and-a-half years ago.

ULA begins stacking Atlas 5 rocket for Boeing’s Starliner test flight

April 21, 2022

Final assembly of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket began Wednesday with the hoisting of a first stage booster onto a mobile launch platform at Cape Canaveral, kicking off a campaign to prepare for liftoff May 19 on a delayed unpiloted test flight of Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule.

Boeing Starliner test flight next on ULA’s launch schedule

March 11, 2022

The U.S. Space Force has postponed a multi-spacecraft mission that was booked to fly on a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket in April, moving a redo of a test flight for Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule to the front of the line on ULA’s launch schedule.

GOES-T weather satellite resumes orbit-raising after minor snag

March 10, 2022

A new NOAA weather satellite that launched from Cape Canaveral last week has resumed orbit-raising after the spacecraft aborted its first major post-launch maneuver, moving toward its operational geostationary orbit more than 22,000 miles over the equator.

Atlas 5 rocket aces another on-target launch with NOAA weather satellite

March 1, 2022

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral and delivered the GOES-T weather satellite into orbit Tuesday, adding a new spacecraft to NOAA’s fleet destined to become the primary observatory tracking storms over the Pacific Ocean and the Western United States.

Live coverage: Atlas 5 blasts off with NOAA weather satellite

March 1, 2022

A new observatory to monitor storms, wildfires, and ever-changing weather conditions over the Pacific Ocean and the Western United States launched Tuesday from Cape Canaveral aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. The NOAA weather satellite lifted off at 4:38 p.m. EST (2138 GMT).

NOAA weather satellite ready for launch after repairs to main camera

February 28, 2022

A new NOAA weather satellite destined to track cyclones, wildfires, and solar flares from a perch high above the Western United States and Pacific Ocean is set for liftoff Tuesday from Cape Canaveral on a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. The GOES-T satellite will launch with modifications to its main imaging camera, changes designed to avoid a minor cooling system problem that afflicted NOAA’s previous geostationary weather monitor sent into space four years ago.

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