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ULA to debut unflown variant of Atlas 5 rocket later this year

February 11, 2020

The last unflown variant of United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 launcher — fitted with a five-meter fairing and a single strap-on solid rocket booster — will carry a pair of U.S. military space surveillance satellites toward geosynchronous orbit from Cape Canaveral late this year, according to a Space Force spokesperson.

AEHF satellite arrives in Florida for first of nearly 20 Space Force launches this year

January 13, 2020

The sixth and final satellite in the U.S. military’s network of ultra-secure, nuclear-hardened AEHF communications relay stations has arrived in Florida for final preparations for liftoff in March on a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, the first of nearly 20 U.S. Space Force missions planned for launch in the first year of operations for the new military service.

Photos: Delta 4 lights up the sky for night owl launch

August 19, 2016

Launching the second pair of Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program satellites for the U.S. military, a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket thundered away from Cape Canaveral today at 12:52 a.m. EDT (0452 GMT).

Video: Liftoff of Delta 4 with second GSSAP satellite duo

August 19, 2016

The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket, standing 206 feet tall and and weighing 720,000 pounds, unleashes 1.1 million pounds of thrust from its main engine and two side-mounted boosters at 12:52 a.m. EDT (0452 today to launch the GSSAP No. 3 and No. 4 satellites for the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program from Cape Canaveral.

Photos: Gantry retracted from Delta 4 rocket

August 19, 2016

The 330-foot tall mobile service tower is rolled away from the United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket at Cape Canaveral’s pad 37B in the hours before the scheduled liftoff on Aug. 19.

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