Tyvak smallsat launched by SpaceX to validate miniature space debris telescope
Problem during fueling preps forces Atlas 5 launch delay
Live coverage: Atlas 5 launches with missile warning satellite for U.S. military
United Launch Alliance launched the U.S. military’s SBIRS GEO 5 early warning satellite into orbit aboard an Atlas 5 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. A launch attempt Monday was scrubbed during fueling preps due to a faulty temperature sensor. Liftoff of ULA’s workhorse rocket, fitted with two strap-on solid-fueled boosters, occurred at 1:37 p.m. EDT (1737 GMT).
Atlas 5/SBIRS GEO 5 launch timeline
Photos: Atlas 5 ready for liftoff with SBIRS GEO 5
SpaceX ramps up launch rate with fifth Falcon 9 mission in three weeks
Billion-dollar missile defense satellite ready for launch Monday in Florida
Photos: Falcon 9 stands ready for weekend launch
Live coverage: SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center
SpaceX launched its fifth Falcon 9 rocket in 22 days on Saturday, beginning a mission to deploy 52 more Starlink internet satellites and two rideshare payloads for Capella Space and Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems. Liftoff from pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida occurred at 6:56 p.m. EDT (2256 GMT), and SpaceX successfully landed the first stage on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean.