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Boeing-Lockheed JV Carries Out 100th Launch

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rocket launchA United Launch Alliance-built rocket launched early Friday morning to mark the 100th mission carried out by the joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin, NASASpaceflight.com reported Friday.

An Atlas V rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to carry the Morelos-3 communications satellite into space, William Graham writes.

The Atlas V contains an RL10 engine-powered Centaur upper stage, two Aerojet AJ-60A rocket motors and a common core booster with an RD-180 engine, Graham notes.

USA Today reported Morelos-3 will join the other satellites as part of the Mexsat constellation owned by the Mexico's communications and transportation ministry.

The constellation works to provide Internet access and other communication capabilities for Mexico's five national security agencies and public infrastructure located in remote areas, James Dean writes.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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