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Nov 21 2017

JPSS-1 Launch Highlights And Delta II Launch Profile

Last week marked the penultimate launch of the Delta II rocket,  carrying the JPSS-1 satellite into a polar orbit to help with weather research and forecasting here in the United States. Today I bring you a pair of videos – the first is the launch highlights clip, produced by United Launch Alliance, showing clips of …

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Nov 18 2017

JPSS-1 Is Successfully Launched On The Second To Last Delta II Rocket Ever

I’m glad I stayed up for this one – early this morning, 1:47 Pacific Time (3:47 Central Time for me) marked the launch of the NASA / NOAA Joint Polar Satellite System 1, or JPSS-1, weather satellite. As the name implies, JPSS-1 is the first of a new set of polar orbiting weather satellites which …

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Oct 17 2017

NROL-52 Successfully Launches On A United Launch Alliance Atlas V Booster

On October 15th, 2017 a United Launch Alliance Atlas V booster launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 40 carrying a “Satellite Data System”  communications satellite into orbit for the United States Department of Defense. This launch was interesting in that it was originally planned earlier in the month, but was repeatedly delayed …

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Sep 24 2017

NROL-42 Launch Highlights

As always, United Launch Alliance has produced a launch highlights clip for their most recent launch, NROL-42. This classified military payload was launched via an Atlas V booster from Vandeberg Air Force Base in California. The launch highlights clip follows the traditional format of showing the preparation of the booster, rollback of the service towers, …

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Sep 24 2017

NROL-42 Successfully Launches On An Atlas V Booster

Another United States military payload launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base this morning – NROL-42. What is it? A classified reconnaissance satellite. What launched it? An Atlas V booster – in this case, the Atlas 541 configuration using 4 solid rocket motors. Why am I typing this post like this? Because there isn’t much to …

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Aug 25 2017

Atlas V TDRS-M Rocket Cam Footage!

Now for something actually somewhat exciting to me, the onboard footage of the Atlas V TDRS-M launch from a few days ago. This is exactly what it sounds like, the view from the booster of the launch, including staging, ignition of the Centaur stage RL-10 engine, and the payload deployment. It’s straightforward, just the way …

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Aug 23 2017

TDRS-M Successfully Launches On An Atlas V

I’m almost a week late on this one, but it’s still worth covering: The third, and final of the 3 Third-Generation Tracking and Data Relay Satellites, known as TDRS, was successfully launched on Friday, August 18th, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 41. The TDRS satellite system is used for high-bandwith data and …

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Jul 19 2017

An American Rocket Using Russian Rocket Engines – What’s It Matter?

Let’s deviate away from SpaceX for a moment – let’s talk about United Launch Alliance. United Launch Alliance, or ULA, is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. Lockheed and Boeing have been involved in rocketry since the the 1950’s, having combined between them over a century of …

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Apr 25 2017

Atlas V 360 Degree Launch View – Orbital ATK Cygnus CRS-7

As I mentioned in the previous articles about the Cygnus CRS-7 launch, this launch was one of the recent ones recorded using 360 degree cameras. One of the few “trendy” things I actually like, these allow you a somewhat “like you’re really there” experience without requiring expensive virtual reality gear, and without ruining the video …

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Apr 20 2017

Cygnus CRS OA-7 360 Degree Launch Video

This is the NASA live video of the 360 degree launch of Cygnus CRS OA-7 on Atlas V. Now, this was touted as “the words first 360 degree filmed launch” but that’s not entirely true. United Launch Alliance, the company that produces Atlas V and conducted this launch, has filmed some of their launches using …

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