Atlas V Launch with WorldView-4 pushed to NET September 26 due to nearby Wildfire

After encountering a late launch scrub due to technical problems on Friday, the ULA Atlas V rocket will have to remain on the ground until at least Tuesday, September 20 because a wildfire near its California launch pad will require the focused attention of teams at the launch base.

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ULA sets up for rapid Order-to-Launch Campaigns to draw in new Customers

United Launch Alliance announced on Tuesday an initiative that could facilitate future launches on the company’s rockets within three months of an order being placed – the fastest Order-to-Launch Service in the industry, hoped to give the Colorado-based company an edge on the competitive launch market.

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Atlas V successfully sends NASA’s OSIRIS-REx on a Mission to Touch an Asteroid

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Explorer took the first leap in a long journey through the solar system on Thursday, lifting off from Cape Canaveral atop an Atlas V rocket on a long-awaited mission to touch an asteroid to answer the long standing question on the origins life.

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Atlas V rolls out for Thursday Liftoff with classified Satellite Payload

A ULA Atlas V rocket rolled to its Cape Canaveral Launch pad on Tuesday to set up for a Thursday morning liftoff with the classified NROL-61 payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office responsible for the operation of all American spy satellites.

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Most Powerful Atlas V Rocket blasts off with heavy U.S. Military Communications Satellite

Riding on pillars of smoke and fire as it departed Florida’s Space Coast, the most powerful Atlas V streaked towards orbit on Friday to deliver the fifth and final satellite for the U.S. Navy’s Multi-User Objective System.

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Case Closed: United Launch Alliance finishes Investigation into Atlas V Flight Anomaly

United Launch Alliance announced on Wednesday that the company had closed the investigation into the Atlas V underperformance occurring on the Cygnus OA-6 launch in March and cleared the workhorse launcher to proceed with its upcoming June 24 launch of the MUOS 5 satellite for the U.S. Navy.

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Mixture Ratio Valve identified as Culprit in Atlas V Launch Anomaly with Cygnus OA-6

United Launch Alliance has isolated the root cause of the performance hit suffered by the Atlas V’s first stage in last month’s Cygnus OA-6 mission that left the Centaur upper stage only with second of fuel margin to send the cargo spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station.

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By the Numbers: How close Atlas V came to Failure in this Week’s Cygnus Launch

Atlas V dodged a bullet earlier this week when launching the Cygnus OA-6 cargo craft on a resupply mission to the International Space Station, coming much closer to a launch failure than initially let on by launch vehicle manufacturer and operator United Launch Alliance.

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Potential Performance Hit suffered by Atlas V ? – A closer Look at the Data

Although widely hailed as a complete success, Tuesday night’s Atlas V launch with the Cygnus OA-6 cargo craft headed to the International Space Station left some questions open on a possible performance hit suffered by the workhorse launch vehicle.

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Photos: Late Night Liftoff of Atlas V with Cygnus Cargo Craft

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket made a nighttime liftoff from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 3:05 UTC on Wednesday, successfully lifting into orbit the Cygnus OA-6 cargo craft set for a delivery of food, spare parts and science equipment to the International Space Station.

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Cygnus Cargo Craft en-route to Space Station after Nighttime Liftoff atop Atlas V

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifted off under a nearly full moon Tuesday night, rumbling into the dark skies over Florida’s Space Coast to carry the Cygnus OA-6 resupply craft into orbit for a cargo-delivery mission to the International Space Station.

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