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  • USSF-7: Atlas V stacked for Space Force launch

    Apr 27, 2020, 06:02 AM
    A streamlined two-day process last week at Cape Canaveral assembled the Atlas V rocket to launch the United States Space Force-7 (USSF-7) mission.
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  • ULA teammates use 3D printing to fight spread of COVID-19

    Apr 9, 2020, 14:05 PM
    United Launch Alliance is known for launching technologies that save lives on the battlefield. However, a group of engineers, and President and CEO Tory Bruno, are also producing equipment that could save lives in hospitals across the country as public health officials work to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus and COVID-19.
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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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  • RocketStars: Cullen leads ULA team as OFT launch director

    Dec 19, 2019, 06:07 AM
    A racecar-driving rocket scientist is directing the ULA operations team that will launch the two test flights of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft atop Atlas V rockets.
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  • The Blue Team will prep Starliner crew cabin for flight

    Dec 17, 2019, 11:07 AM
    Eight specialists from United Launch Alliance and The Boeing Co., known as the Blue Team, will rehearse their job of loading astronauts into Starliner spacecraft during the Atlas V rocket's countdown to the Orbital Flight Test launch.
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  • RocketStars: Lebo leads OFT countdown in his 193rd launch

    Dec 16, 2019, 06:29 AM
    United Launch Alliance's most seasoned launch conductor will orchestrate the countdown to fuel and ready the Atlas V rocket for liftoff on the historic inaugural voyage of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.
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  • Dual Engine Centaur returns to service for Starliner launches

    Dec 15, 2019, 07:06 AM
    The Atlas V rocket will fly a special trajectory to space when launching Boeing's CST-100 Starliner capsules, a flight path that requires the Centaur upper stage to use two engines instead of one.
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  • RocketStars: Drefke leads the first Blue Team

    Dec 14, 2019, 09:38 AM
    Building on a diverse career of rocketry, aircraft and helping develop the space station, the newest role for United Launch Alliance's Dane Drefke is leading the Blue Team that will ready Starliner just before it launches atop the Atlas V for the Orbital Flight Test.
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  • Atlas V Starliner OFT: By the Numbers

    Dec 13, 2019, 11:47 AM
    The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on its Orbital Flight Test to the International Space Station for NASA's Commercial Crew Program. Here is a look at the launch By the Numbers.
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  • RocketStars: Onsager works to keep Starliner crews safe

    Dec 12, 2019, 06:58 AM
    Having seen the perils of spaceflight firsthand, Ascent Team Lead Lars Onsager is integral to the layers of safety that will protect astronauts riding Starliner crew capsules atop Atlas V rockets.
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