Tag Archives: Atlas V Rocket

Lockheed Concludes Encapsulation Work on DigitalGlobe WorldView-4 Earth Imaging Satellite

Lockheed Martin has completed the encapsulation of DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 Earth imaging satellite into a launch vehicle fairing platform. WorldView-4 is scheduled to take off Sept. 16 onboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket, Lockheed said Thursday. Lockheed will now transport the satellite to the Space Launch Complex 3 East at Vandenberg Air Force Base in …

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Lockheed Nears Test Completion on DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-4 Earth Imaging Satellite

Lockheed Martin is in the final stage of tests and shipment preparations on DigitalGlobe‘s WorldView-4 Earth imaging satellite to prepare for the Sept. 15 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Lockheed said Wednesday final preparations on WorldView-4 include calculations on weight and center of gravity, major systems health check and image collection and downlinking tests. Carl Marchetto, vice president …

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Navy Launches Lockheed-Built MUOS-5 to Complete Communications Satellite Constellation; Mark Woempner Comments

The U.S. Navy’s ground control facility established communications with a Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System satellite after the satellite launched Friday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. MUOS-5 took off onboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket as the fifth and final satellite to complete …

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Fifth Lockheed-Built MUOS Satellite Set to Launch Friday; Mark Woempner Comments

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Navy are scheduled to launch a fifth Mobile User Objective System satellite Friday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida onboard United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V rocket. The launch of MUOS-5 will complete a network of orbiting satellites and relay ground stations designed to provide near-global communications coverage for mobile military …

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ULA Launches CubeSat STEM Payload Competition For Universities; Tory Bruno Comments

United Launch Alliance has started the application process for a competition that aims to provide U.S. colleges and universities a chance to build payloads for ULA’s CubeSat rideshare program. ULA said Thursday that Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems will help evaluate and pick schools that can get free science, technology, engineering and math payload rides on Atlas …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion System Backs Orbital ATK Cygnus Launch for SS Cargo Resupply Mission

An Aerojet Rocketdyne-built propulsion system helped to launch a Orbital ATK-made Cygnus space vehicle onboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket to transport cargo to the International Space Station. The OA-6 flight’s launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida Tuesday represents Orbital ATK’s fifth cargo delivery mission to the ISS under the company’s Commercial …

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Boeing Launches Final GPS IIF Satellite for Air Force Constellation; Dan Hart Comments

The U.S. Air Force has launched a 12th Global Positioning System IIF satellite built by Boeing, marking the completion of the current GPS military satellite constellation. The final GPS IIF satellite took off Friday from Space Launch Complex 41 in Cape Canaveral aboard United Launch Alliance‘s Atlas V rocket, the Air Force said Friday. Boeing noted the …

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Boeing Gets 2nd ISS Crew Mission Task Order From NASA; Kathy Lueders Comments

Boeing has received its second task order from NASA to transport crews and their cargo to the International Space Station under the company’s potential $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract. The company secured the order after it completed internal design assessments and interim developmental milestones for its CST-100 Starliner space capsule, …

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ULA Taps Orbital ATK to Build Composite Structures for Atlas V, Delta IV Rockets

Orbital ATK has received a contract from United Launch Alliance to produce large composite structures for installation onboard ULA-built Delta IV and Atlas V rockets. Orbital ATK said Thursday its contract with the Boeing–Lockheed Martin joint venture was awarded in support of the U.S. Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles initiative. …

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Aerospace Corp.-made CubeSat for Laser Communications Demo Mission Reaches Orbit; Steve Jurczyk Comments

An Aerospace Corp.-built CubeSat has reached orbit after it lifted onboard the Atlas V rocket at California-based Vandenberg Air Force Base Thursday. NASA said Saturday the CubeSat spacecraft is part of the Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration mission that will work to assess the capability of the miniature satellite to perform …

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Tropical Storm Delays Lockheed-Built MUOS-4 Satellite Launch

The launch of a new Lockheed Martin-built Mobile User Objective System satellite has been moved to Wednesday due to tropical storm Erika, SpaceFlight Insider reported Monday. Lockheed said Friday MUOS-4 will join the other three satellites in the U.S. Navy’s communications satellite network that works to provide video, data and voice capabilities for mobile uniformed personnel …

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