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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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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Photos: WorldView-4 Fairing Encapsulation & Installation on Atlas V

The WorldView-4 commercial Earth Observation Satellite is encapsulated in the four-meter payload fairing and transported to SLC-3E at Vandenberg Air Force Base to be installed atop its Atlas V launch vehicle for liftoff in September 2016 to join DigitalGlobe’s fleet of imaging satellites.

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