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Orbital ATK Backs Delta II Rocket Launch With Solid Rocket Motors, Payload Fairing

Orbital ATK supplied a composite fairing component and nine graphite epoxy motors ““ GEM 40 ““ for a United Launch Alliance-built Delta II rocket that took off Saturday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The first Joint Polar Satellite System that NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration developed through a collaborative …

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Boeing-Lockheed JV Carries Out 100th Launch

A 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 …

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