Military

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Sues Government to Break US Air Force’s National Security Launch Monopoly

by Ken Kremer April 25, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Elon Musk, CEO and founder of the upstart commercial launch venture SpaceX, announced at a press conference today, Friday, April 25, that SpaceX is filing suit against the Federal Government to protest and break the US Air Force‚Äôs awarding of lucrative […]

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

by Ken Kremer April 10, 2014

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 carrying the NROL-67 intelligence gathering satellite on a US national security mission for the […]

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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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