Atlas V’s successful Launch of GPS IIF-11 closes out busy Month at United Launch Alliance

The Atlas V workhorse rocket is three-for-three in October, successfully conducting its third mission of this calendar month on Saturday and setting a new record in the ever increasing pace of United Launch Alliance missions.

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Photos: Atlas V blasts off with GPS IIF-11 Satellite

An Atlas V rocket raced into the skies over Florida’s Space Coast on Saturday, lifting off at 16:13 UTC to begin a three-and-a-half-hour mission to deliver the GPS IIF-11 satellite to orbit in the continued modernization of the Global Positioning System Satellite Fleet.

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Video: Atlas V Launch with GPS IIF-11 Satellite

An Atlas V rocket raced into the skies over Florida’s Space Coast on Saturday, lifting off at 16:13 UTC to begin a three-and-a-half-hour mission to deliver the GPS IIF-11 satellite to orbit in the continued modernization of the Global Positioning System Satellite Fleet.

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Liftoff: Atlas V embarks on GPS Satellite Delivery Mission

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifted off from Florida’s Space Coast on Saturday, embarking on a long mission to deliver the GPS IIF-11 satellite to Medium Earth Orbit in support of the continued modernization of the Global Positioning System satellite fleet.

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Eutelsat signs Multi-Launch Deal with ILS Proton, switches to single-payload Ariane 5 Launch

Commercial Satellite operator Eutelsat has signed a multi-launch agreement with International Launch Services, acquiring slots on Proton rockets for the period of 2016 to 2023, and signed with Arianespace for a rare single-payload launch atop the powerful Ariane 5 rocket in early 2016.

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Atlas V Launch with GPS IIF-11 delayed to Saturday

The launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket carrying the GPS IIF-11 satellite is being pushed back 24 hours to Saturday to provide additional time for a Ground Support Equipment issue to be addressed. Saturday’s launch window stretches from 16:13 to 16:32 UTC.

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NASA Report on Antares Launch Failure places Blame on AJ26 Engines

An independent team of NASA investigators blames last year’s failure of Orbital ATK’s Antares on the rocket’s main engines, as stated in the Orb-3 Accident Investigation Report released by the agency on Thursday, marking the one-year anniversary of Antares’ spectacular launch failure.

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Next GPS Satellite poised for Liftoff atop Atlas V on Friday

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is standing tall atop its Florida launch pad for liftoff on Friday, aiming to become the third Atlas V to take flight this month – a new record for the Atlas V that can look back at 58 missions since its inauguration in 2002, but never managed to launch more than twice in a single calendar month.

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