ULA declares success on Atlas 5 launch with new solid rocket boosters
A top secret cargo for the U.S. government’s spy satellite agency soared into orbit from Cape Canaveral at the tip of a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket Friday night, successfully debuting a new solid-fueled booster design that ULA says are cheaper and easier to handle than previous strap-on motors.
Watch a 4K replay of the Atlas 5 launching for the National Reconnaissance Office
Atlas 5 rocket back on the launch pad for national security mission
Live coverage: ULA launches Atlas 5 rocket with cargo for spysat agency
Atlas 5 takes shelter from Tropical Depression Eta
ULA scrubs Atlas 5 launch as SpaceX readies repaired rocket for GPS mission
United Launch Alliance called off the planned launch of an Atlas 5 rocket Wednesday at Cape Canaveral to resolve a problem with valves at the launch pad, while a SpaceX team a mile-and-a-half to the south readied a Falcon 9 rocket for liftoff Thursday evening with a GPS navigation satellite for the U.S. military.
Photos: Atlas 5 rolls to launch pad with new solid rocket boosters
Atlas 5 rocket, NRO payload return to launch pad after repairs
Ready for blastoff just after sunset Wednesday with a classified payload for the U.S. government’s spy satellite agency, a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket rolled out to its launch pad at Cape Canaveral late Tuesday afternoon after an unplanned trip back inside its integration building for repairs.