Tag Archives: Atlas V

MUOS-5 is getting close to its orbit

After problems with main propulsion, American military communication satellite seems to have had speed up and is reaching end of its orbital journey to designated orbit. MUOS-5 was launched on June 24, 2016 on atop of Atlas V (551) from Cape Canaveral SLC-41. Satellite was last, backup unit, from series of five communication satellites developed…
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Boeing CST-100 delayed for 6 months

Boeing announced that their CST-100 Starliner manned spacecraft will be launched for the first time with 6 months delay. News came in pair with show of new aerodynamic concept of Atlas V/CST-100 combo. Boeing and United Launch Alliance have had problems with general aerodynamic conception of Atlas V/CST-100 Starliner combo from some time. Boeing announced…
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Targeting Bennu – OSIRIS-REx launched yesterday !

One of the most important missions for NASA has begun yesterday at 23:05 GMT on SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral. Atlas V rocket delivered to orbit Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx). OSIRIS-REx is first in NASA history sample return mission to asteroid. It will be third in the world after successful Japanese…
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NROL-61 launched !

We are just after third in this year launching of secret payload y United Launch Alliance for National Reconnaissance Office. Again NRO left much space for assumptions regarding characteristic of the payload covered with 4 meter fairing of Atlas V. Atlas V was launched from Cape Canaveral SLC-41; rocket was rolled out after assembling and payload…
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NROL-61 orbit unveiled !

Launched recently on July 28, 2016, on atop of United Launch Alliance Atlas V (421) classified payload was spotted by one of the Australian satellite spotters. NROL-61 was launched on from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral AFS for national Reconnaissance Office. Due the published NOTAM it was possible to confirm that rocket will be launched in…
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NROL-61 is getting close !

Next mission with classified payload to support national security of United States Of America by United Launch Alliance; launch date of NROL-61 mission is getting close, payload still is covered with secret; although we can take a closer look on launch vehicle, weather forecast and gossips and assumes on character of the payload. Launch is…
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Juno is getting close to Jupiter !

After five years of space journey NASA space probe Juno is getting close to its mission's objective: Jupiter. Yesterday NASA used Deep Space Network 70 m dishes to send four commands from Goldstone, Colorado for Juno space probe which is 860.81 million kilometers from Earth and is getting close to Jupiter. Commands were sent at 19:15 GMT and were…
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MUOS-5 delivered to orbit, next success of ULA during their 108th mission !

Again full success of United Launch Alliance during next launch contracted for Department of Defense. Weighing 6740 kg next generation communication satellite MUOS-5 was delivered to designated orbit on atop of Atlas V (551) today from Cape Canaveral SLC-41. Today weather for launch was favorable and probability of launch was at 100%. Atlas V, supported with 5…
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MUOS-5 and Atlas V within hours !

Today we are waiting for MUOS-5 mission. Atlas V combined with Centaur upper stage will deliver satellite created for US Navy starting from Cape Canaveral SLC-41 at 14:30 GMT. MUOS-5 is last new generation communication satellite created by Lockheed Martin, Boeing and General Dynamics for US. Constellation of five satellites (4 operating and one backup) will…
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Made in Ukraine – proposition for replacement of RD-180 from SSAU

Is it possible that Ukrainian space industry, which recently passed through rough time and was strongly affected with economic crisis, will beat Russian competitor on American market? Millions of USD granted for research and development to American companies surely will finally resolve lack of American rocket engine with comparable parameters to RD-180. But what is…
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