ULA Atlas V wins over SpaceX for Air Force STP-03 Launch Contract

United Launch Alliance won a $191 million launch contract over SpaceX in an open competition for the Space Test Program 3 mission of the U.S. Air Force, targeting launch in 2019 according to documentation released by the Air Force on Thursday.

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China’s Long March 5 Heavy-Lift Rocket targets Sunday Liftoff with heaviest Geostationary Satellite

China’s Long March 5 – ranking among the most powerful rockets in the world – is standing ready atop its launch pad on Hainan Island for liftoff this weekend with one of the heaviest, if not the heaviest Geostationary Satellite

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SpaceX West Coast Drone Ship arrives in Port with Iridium-2 Booster

SpaceX’s Drone Ship ‘Just Read The Instructions’ returned to the Port of Los Angeles on Wednesday, bringing with it the first stage booster from Sunday’s successful Iridium-2 mission that delivered ten Iridium-NEXT Satellites to orbit and achieved the company’s second Pacific-based Drone Ship Landing.

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Ariane 5 successfully lifts two Telecommunications Satellites for three Operators

Hauling two heavy satellites into orbit, Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket checked off its fourth successful flight of the year on Wednesday, the 80th success in a row for the workhorse launcher in a streak that has been going since 2002.

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Stunning Photos of fourth Ariane 5 Liftoff in 2017

Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket blasted off from the ELA-3 launch pad at the Guiana Space Center at 21:15 UTC on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 on its fourth heavy-lift mission of the year, carrying a pair of communications satellites

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Video: Ariane 5 VA238 Launch

Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket blasted off from the ELA-3 launch pad at the Guiana Space Center at 21:15 UTC on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 on its fourth heavy-lift mission of the year, carrying a pair of communications satellites to Geostationary Transfer Orbit.

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Ariane 5 Rocket set for Heavy Haul with two Communications Satellites

Europe’s Ariane 5 rocket stands ready for liftoff from South America on Wednesday on another heavy haul into Geostationary Transfer Orbit with a pair of satellites for India and commercial operators Inmarsat and Hellas Sat.

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Falcon 9 Dispatches 2nd Batch of Iridium Satellites, First Stage aces Landing in tough Weather

After successfully launching Bulgaria’s first telecommunications satellite on Friday with the added bonus of an ‘extra-toasty’ landing, a Falcon 9 took to the skies again on Sunday – blasting off from SpaceX’s West Coast launch site to send the second batch of Iridium-NEXT communications satellites on their way and returning the rocket’s first stage to the company’s second Drone Ship.

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Photos: Flight-Proven Falcon 9 blasts off with Bulgaria’s first Telecommunications Satellite

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on Friday at 19:10 UTC, embarking on an half-hour ascent mission with Bulgaria’s first commercial communications satellite.

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Rarely-Used Soyuz 2-1v lifts off from Russia with Ultra-Secret Military Satellite

The rarely-flown single-stick version of Russia’s Soyuz rocket blasted off from the country’s Plesetsk Cosmodrome north of Moscow Friday evening on a highly classified mission for the Russian military with virtually no details known about the satellite it was carrying into orbit.

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India’s PSLV Soars to Orbit with 31 Satellites, performs In-Space Testing for Future Capabilities

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifted off from an island spaceport on the country’s east coast Friday morning, quickly climbing into clear skies before navigating around the Island of Sri Lanka in a pre-programmed maneuver and then heading south over the Indian Ocean to drop an international assortment of 31 satellites off in orbit

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