Military

Super Secret Spy Satellite Soars Spectacularly to Space aboard Atlas V booster from Cape Canaveral – Launch Gallery

by Ken Kremer April 10, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter A super secret US spy satellite soared spectacularly to space this afternoon from Cape Canaveral atop a very powerful version of the Atlas V rocket on a classified flight for the National Reconnaissance Office. The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V […]

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Advanced Satellite Blasts Off from Cape Canaveral: Launch Gallery

by Nancy Atkinson September 18, 2013

Early this morning a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral in a gorgeous pre-dawn launch, sending the third Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-3) satellite for the United States Air Force to orbit. The rocket lifted off from Launch Complex-41 at 4:10 am EDT (08:10 UTC) on Wednesday, September 18, 2013. […]

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Launch Gallery: Delta 4 Sends Military Satellite to Orbit

by Nancy Atkinson August 8, 2013

Who doesn’t like a good launch? These images and videos from last night’s launch of United Launch Alliance’s Delta 4 rocket are just pretty. The rocket boosted an international military communications satellite to orbit following a beautiful night-time launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 8:29 pm EDT on August 7 (00:29 UTC on […]

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Gallery: Atlas 5 Launches US Navy’s Heavyweight MUOS-2 Satellite into Orbit

by Nancy Atkinson July 22, 2013

A heavyweight next generation of military communications satellites was launched on July 19, 2013 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, in Florida. The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)-2 satellite launched on board a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, and is now in the process of reaching to its final geostationary orbit. Images here are […]

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Air Force’s Secret X-37B Space Plane Launches on Third Mission

by Nancy Atkinson December 11, 2012

Rising slowly on over 800,000 lbs of thrust, the Atlas V-OTV 3 mission begins. Credit: John O’Connor/nasatech An Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today, carrying the Air Force‚Äôs X-37B space plane into orbit on its third classified mission. Launch took place at 1:03 EST (18:03 UTC) for the unmanned Orbital […]

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