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  • RocketStars: Dave Kube ensures Atlas first stage is 'go'

    Jun 1, 2020, 11:03 AM
    From the moment an Atlas first stage arrives at Cape Canaveral until giving the "Go Atlas" call seconds before liftoff, ULA's David Kube works as the lead engineer managing all aspects to ready the stage for launch.
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  • Mars 2020: Atlas V rocket arrives at launch site

    May 19, 2020, 13:02 PM
    With less than two months until launch, the Atlas V rocket has arrived at Cape Canaveral from the factory for its mission to send NASA's Perseverance rover to Mars in search of ancient life.
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  • RocketStars: Atlas chief engineer with the familiar voice

    May 10, 2020, 07:11 AM
    From an auto mechanic to the chief engineer of the Atlas rocket fleet, Marty Malinowski has always been intrigued with what makes things tick.
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  • USSF-7: Payload mounted atop Atlas V for launch

    May 6, 2020, 09:11 AM
    The United States Space Force-7 (USSF-7) payload featuring the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle has been hoisted atop United Launch Alliance's next Atlas V rocket in preparation for launch on Saturday, May 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
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  • AEHF-6 payload hoisted atop powerful Atlas V rocket

    Mar 13, 2020, 08:52 AM
    The capstone satellite to the U.S. Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center's Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications system has been mounted atop the United Launch Alliance Atlas V 551 rocket for its ride into orbit on March 26.
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  • Atlas V rocket assembled for U.S. Space Force AEHF-6 mission

    Feb 28, 2020, 11:38 AM
    A half-million pounds of hardware have come together at Cape Canaveral's Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) to form the Atlas V 551 rocket for the first launch of a national security space mission on behalf of the U.S. Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center.
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  • Celebrating John Glenn's date with history as we look ahead

    Feb 20, 2020, 10:02 AM
    February 20 marks the 58th anniversary of John Glenn becoming the first American to orbit Earth. The Friendship 7 capsule launched aboard a Mercury-Atlas rocket from SLC-14 at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Feb. 20, 1962. The heritage Atlas LV-3B rocket that launched John Glenn in 1962 is our bridge to history as we prepare to launch American astronauts from U.S. soil on an Atlas V.
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  • Vulcan Centaur pathfinder validates launch site processes

    Feb 20, 2020, 07:51 AM
    United Launch Alliance engineers and technicians recently completed a successful pathfinder exercise to assess procedures and operations in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in preparation for the first Vulcan Centaur launch in 2021.
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  • RocketStars: Designing pathways to space

    Feb 6, 2020, 10:09 AM
    She is a mom of two young children, an engineer with a master's degree and the designer of the trajectory that Atlas V will take to launch Solar Orbiter towards its destiny with the sun.
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  • Meet the truly unique Atlas V 411 rocket

    Feb 3, 2020, 11:35 AM
    It has the outward appearance like no other rocket, but the unique Atlas V 411 vehicle launching Solar Orbiter is tailored to the performance needed to achieve the Earth departure trajectory for making repeated close encounters with the sun.
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  • Solar Orbiter joined to Atlas V for launch to sun

    Jan 31, 2020, 12:40 PM
    Solar Orbiter has been hoisted atop its United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will launch the spacecraft to the sun for repeated close encounters and detailed observations over the next decade.
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  • Atlas V completes countdown rehearsal for Solar Orbiter

    Jan 26, 2020, 07:10 AM
    The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket has achieved a major milestone in preparation to launch Solar Orbiter on Feb. 7 for a mission to explore the uncharted polar regions of the sun.
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  • Atlas V rocket for AEHF-6 mission arrives at the Cape

    Jan 13, 2020, 11:57 AM
    The R/S RocketShip sailed into Port Canaveral today to deliver the Atlas V rocket that will launch the sixth and final Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) secure military communications satellite for the Space and Missile Systems Center.
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  • Delta IV Heavy completes countdown rehearsal

    Jan 11, 2020, 07:40 AM
    The Delta IV Heavy rocket that will perform the NROL-44 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office was successfully put through its countdown paces in a critical pre-flight test Friday, Jan. 10.
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  • Atlas V rocket assembled for Solar Orbiter launch

    Jan 8, 2020, 14:30 PM
    The Atlas V rocket has been stacked to launch Solar Orbiter, an international spacecraft bound for the inner solar system to gain unprecedented insights into the lifestyle of the sun.
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