Category Archives: Atlas V

Cygnus OA-7 delivered to orbit !

United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket in 401 version delivered to orbit Orbital ATK Cygnus robotic cargo spacecraft with resupply mission to International Space Station. Cygnus spacecraft reached space on the top of the flagship rocket of United Launch Alliance. Atlas V in 401 configuration (with four meter fairing, no boosters and single engine installed…
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Cygnus OA-7 mission delayed for at least two weeks

Launch was originally planned to March 9, but it was already postponed two times. Previously delay was caused by problems with one from hydraulic subsystems of the booster; ULA announced that Cygnus should be delivered to orbit on March 27. Now it seems that SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral will not be in use for at…
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Atlas V / OA-7 mission delayed due the problems with hydraulics subsystems

Mission of Orbital ATL Cygnus cargo spacecraft (OA-7), which was scheduled for  March 10, was postponed due the problems with the launch vehicle - United launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. New launch date was set to 21st March 2017 with "not earlier than" status. Mission was planned as commercial resupply flight, with Cygnus S.S. John…
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NROL-79 delivered !

Atlas V performed flawlessly its 70th mission and delivered to orbit classified payload for National Reconnaissance Office. United Launch Alliance, operator of the Atlas V, decided to launch rocket in 401 configuration - payload was covered under 4 m payload fairing,  first core stage was not supported with boosters and upper stage was equipped with…
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SBIRS-Geo-3 delivered to orbit during first ULA mission in 2017

United Launch Alliance Atlas V delivered to orbit yesterday latest Space Base Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite under contract with Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin signed in 2012. Satellite will be third in new constellation of early warning system against Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Originally planned for Thursday, 19 January (local time), mission was…
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Atlas V launch rescheduled for Saturday

United Launch Alliance, operator of Atlas V rocket, was forced at night to scrub and reschedule planned launch. Attempt of delivering to orbit SBIRS-Geo-3 satellite will be performed tomorrow at 00:42 UTC. Launch scrub was caused by an aircraft, which entered into restricted zone around launch site just four minutes before launch. Earlier, launch was…
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Echostar-19 delivered to GTO orbit by Atlas V

Yesterday Atlas V (431) rocket operated by United Launch Alliance delivered to orbit fifth Echostar satellite in its history. Echostar-19 was deployed on Super-Synchronous Orbit and will start to operate and provide HughesNet service as soon as it reach GTO orbit with altitude of 35880 km. After 138 launches it should not be surprising -…
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WorldView-4 delivered to orbit during 66th Atlas V mission !

Perfectly prepared and perfectly conducted - ULA against showed class during launch of WorldView-4 imaging satellite with piggyback payload of seven Cubesat satellites. This launch was postponed for two months due the huge fire devastating forests around Vandenberg Air Force Base. Atlas V with WorldView-4 luckily remained untouched, just as launch facilities and launch pad. Yesterday,…
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Atlas V with Cygnus in 2017 !

After troubles with Falcon-9 FT, which caused delay with Dragon spacecraft cargo missions, Orbital ATK seemed to be Deus ex machina with their Antares 230. But due the same reason it seems, that again Orbital ATK will have to rely on Atlas V launch vehicle. According to latest news Orbital ATK is going to resume cooperation…
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