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  • NROL-101: Payload mounted atop Atlas V for launch

    Oct 26, 2020, 14:22 PM
    The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and the NROL-101 payload from the National Reconnaissance Office are joined together for their launch into space on Nov. 3.
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  • NROL-101: Wet Dress Rehearsal successful for Atlas V

    Oct 22, 2020, 14:52 PM
    An Atlas V rocket spent two days at the launch pad this week for a practice countdown to test flight and ground systems in preparation for the upcoming NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
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  • NROL-101: Atlas V 531 assembled at the VIF

    Sep 21, 2020, 06:50 AM
    An Atlas V rocket, the first to sport GEM 63 solid rocket boosters, is now stacked at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to launch the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
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  • New solid motors coming to Atlas in evolution to Vulcan Centaur

    Jul 21, 2020, 06:10 AM
    Building on the legacy of over a thousand Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEMs) that powered Delta rockets for 30 years, ULA has taken delivery of its first GEM 63 boosters from strategic partner Northrop Grumman to introduce a new era of solid motor propulsion into the Atlas V rocket system and prepare for Vulcan Centaur.
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  • New fairing for Atlas V is stepping stone to Vulcan Centaur

    Jul 13, 2020, 10:19 AM
    In another example of driving down cost while delivering the launch services our customers expect, ULA is transitioning to a new kind of payload fairing that is more affordable and easier to build. ULA technicians took delivery of the first one recently at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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  • Mars 2020: Perseverance rover mounted atop Atlas V

    Jul 8, 2020, 12:00 PM
    The Atlas V rocket, ready to make its fifth launch to Mars for the scientific exploration and discovery at the red planet, is loaded with NASA's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter to begin the Mars 2020 mission.
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  • Mars 2020: Atlas V completes countdown rehearsal

    Jun 24, 2020, 13:11 PM
    The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket has achieved a major milestone in preparation to launch the Mars 2020 mission next month to investigate whether life ever existed on Mars.
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  • Rocket 101: What is WDR?

    Jun 22, 2020, 04:27 AM
    Practice is essential whether you are an athlete preparing for a big game, trying to master the skills of playing a musical instrument or launching a rocket during a narrow opportunity to reach another planet.
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  • Mars 2020: Atlas V stacked for continued launch preps

    Jun 11, 2020, 07:39 AM
    The United States is going back to Mars, and the powerful Atlas V rocket that will launch NASA's Perseverance rover to the red planet has been assembled for liftoff on July 20.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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