Atlas V lifts Crucial Missile Warning Satellite to Orbit in Successful Year-Opening Launch

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket thundered off from Cape Canaveral Friday night, carrying into orbit a crucial missile warning satellite for the U.S. defense forces to keep watch over potentially dangerous missile launches affecting the U.S. homeland and forces stationed abroad.

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Atlas V grounded by Technical Snag, fouled Range – Next Launch Attempt Friday Night

ULA’s Atlas V rocket stood fully fueled atop its Cape Canaveral launch pad Thursday night, but was grounded late in its countdown due to a technical issue holding up the planned liftoff with a $1.2 billion missile warning satellite and a wayward aircraft causing a violation on the Eastern Range in the day’s last attempt to get the workhorse launcher off the ground.

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2016 Space Launch Statistics

The year 2016 saw a total of 85 known orbital launch attempts operated by eight nations from space ports in

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Photos: Atlas V blasts off with high-speed Internet Satellite

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 431 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on December 19, 2016 to embark on its eighth and final mission of 2016, carrying into orbit the EchoStar 19 high-capacity Internet satellite for Hughes Networks.

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Atlas V Powerhouse closes 2016 with high-energy Orbital Delivery of EchoStar 19

ULA’s mighty Atlas V rocket thundered off from Cape Canaveral Sunday afternoon, lifting into orbit the world’s most powerful broadband satellite to deliver services to over one million homes and businesses across the United States.

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Atlas V rolls out for Sunday Afternoon Liftoff with powerful Broadband Satellite

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket was rolled to its Cape Canaveral Launch Pad on Saturday for a Sunday afternoon liftoff to dispatch a powerful broadband satellite into orbit to deliver high-speed Internet to the United States.

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Atlas V returns to California, hauls WorldView-4 Imaging Satellite to Orbit

Soaring into the skies over California’s coast on Friday, ULA’s Atlas V rocket resumed launches from the U.S. West Coast with the commercial WorldView-4 satellite that sets out to deliver the highest resolution imagery of Earth available on the commercial market.

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Photos: Atlas V launches from California with WorldView Imaging Satellite

Soaring into the skies over California’s coast on Friday, November 11, 2016, ULA’s Atlas V rocket resumed launches from the U.S. West Coast with the commercial WorldView-4 satellite that sets out to deliver the highest resolution imagery of Earth available on the commercial market.

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Orbital ATK books additional Ride on Atlas V for Cygnus Cargo Mission to ISS

Orbital ATK will call upon ULA’s Atlas V rocket one more time to deliver cargo to the International Space Station in the spring of 2017 to ensure the orbiting complex remains in a comfortable resupply situation and can operate at full capacity through what is shaping up to be a busy year for the ISS program.

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