January 21, 2022

Live coverage: Atlas 5 rocket set for launch today from Cape Canaveral

January 21, 2022

United Launch Alliance’s first mission of the year will debut a new configuration of the company’s workhorse Atlas 5 rocket when it lifts off at 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT) Friday from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida. The rocket, featuring a wide fairing and a single solid rocket booster, will carry two U.S. military tracking and inspection satellites into geosynchronous orbit during a nearly seven-hour flight sequence.

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.

SpaceX launches 2,000th Starlink satellite

January 19, 2022

A package of 49 Starlink satellites that rode a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit Tuesday night from Florida included the 2,000th spacecraft to launch into SpaceX’s broadband internet network.

Live coverage: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket with 49 Starlink satellites

January 17, 2022

Keeping up a rapid-fire launch cadence to begin 2022, SpaceX launched another Falcon 9 rocket Tuesday night from Kennedy Space Center in Florida with 49 Starlink internet satellites. Liftoff from pad 39A occurred at 9:02 p.m. EST Tuesday (0202 GMT Wednesday), following a one-day delay to wait for better conditions in the offshore booster recovery zone north of the Bahamas.

Virgin Orbit celebrates third successful launch in a row

January 13, 2022

Virgin Orbit delivered seven small CubeSats for NASA, the U.S. military, Spire, and the Polish company SatRevolution into orbit Thursday with its air-launched rocket after release from a jumbo jet off the coast of California.

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