— SpaceUpClose.com — 16 April 2018
research satellites were successfully propelled to high Earth orbit by the most
powerful configuration of the venerable Atlas V rocket during a stunning sunset
liftoff on Saturday, April 14, from Cape Canaveral, Florida
(ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-11 mission
lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on April 14 right at the opening of the
launch window at 7:13 p.m. EDT.
AFSPC-11 to geostationary orbit as planned some six hours after a flawless
liftoff from the sunshine state.
satellites named CBAS and EAGLE
referred to as CBAS (Continuous Broadcast Augmenting SATCOM) and the aft
spacecraft is EAGLE (EELV Secondary Payload Adapter (ESPA) Augmented
Geosynchronous Experiment), said Air Force officials.
the Atlas V rocket, ULA’s 4th launch in 2018 and the 127th successful launch
since the company was formed in December 2006.
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