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Photos: Atlas 5 puts on predawn sky show

September 2, 2015

Streaking away from Cape Canaveral less than an hour before sunrise Wednesday, an Atlas 5 launcher painted a memorable spectacle in the skies over Florida, catching the first rays of the morning as it rocketed out of the stratosphere with a U.S. Navy communications satellite.

Live coverage: Atlas 5 blasts off with Navy satellite

January 19, 2015

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket fitted with five powerful solid-fueled boosters has lifted off from a seaside launch complex at Cape Canaveral with the U.S. Navy’s third Mobile User Objective System communications satellite.

Photos: Navy satellite readied for Atlas 5 launch

January 16, 2015

This photo gallery shows the U.S. Navy’s third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite being encapsulated in the rocket’s nose cone and being lifted atop the Atlas-Centaur vehicle. Liftoff is planned for Jan. 20.

Atlas/MUOS 3 launch timeline

January 14, 2015

Preview the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket launching the U.S. Navy’s third MUOS mobile communications satellite.

Photos: Orion spaceship unloaded from USS Anchorage

December 10, 2014

Fresh home from a high-flying test flight Friday that took it 3,600 miles above Earth, NASA’s Orion spacecraft was pulled off a U.S. Navy recovery ship Monday night for initial inspections before a cross-country trip to its home base in Florida.

Orion spacecraft back on land

December 9, 2014

A U.S. Navy transport ship carrying NASA’s first space-worthy Orion capsule arrived Monday in San Diego, where ground crews will offload the spacecraft for shipment back to its home port at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Photos: Orion capsule plucked from the Pacific

December 8, 2014

A recovery team stationed in the Pacific Ocean west of Baja California secured NASA’s Orion spacecraft and winched it into the flooded well deck of a U.S. Navy transport ship after the capsule splashed down into the sea to wrap up a successful four-and-a-half hour test flight.

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