Tag: United States Space Force

Unflown ULA ‘Big Slider’ Atlas V Rocket Ready for Launch Debut with Twin Space Force Surveillance Satellites: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL –  The unflown ‘Big Slider’ version of ULA’s Atlas V rocket is ready to make its launch debut Friday afternoon, Jan. 21, carrying a twin pair of classified military tracking surveillance satellites to orbit for the U.S. Space Force for the firm’s 1st launch of 2022 – and its from

Flawless ULA Atlas V Launch Delivers STP-3 Payloads Direct to GSO for National Security and NASA on Longest Mission: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL –  A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket launched overnight before dawn Tuesday, Dec. 7 on a flawless mission delivering the $1 Billion STP-3 space technology demonstration mission including two co-manifested satellites facilitating both U.S national security with a nuclear detonation detection payload and NASA high speed communications research

ULA Retargets Atlas V STP-3 Mission Launch for Space Force and NASA to Overnight Dec. 7 After Fuel Leak: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL –   United Launch Alliance (ULA) is retargeting the Atlas V rocket launch of the $1 Billion STP-3 space technology demonstration mission facilitating both U.S national security and NASA high speed communications research for overnight early Tuesday morning, Dec. 7, following two back-to-back scrubs when a leak of RP-1 propellant was

SCRUB! ULA Atlas V Was Ready for Overnight Dec. 5 Launch on STP-3 Mission for Space Force and NASA: Photos

CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – BREAKING NEWS:  Just as I was writing this preview story for the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket launch of the $1 Billion STP-3 space technology demonstration mission aiding both U.S national security and NASA high speed communications research scheduled for overnight Sunday morning, Dec. 5, the company just announced at least

SpaceX Launches GPS III National Security Satellite on 1st Reused Rocket Approved by Space Force: Photos

CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – SpaceX successfully launched the newest next generation GPS III series navigation satellite with enhanced timing, speed and antijamming capabilities for the U.S. military on the 1st ever recycled Falcon 9 rocket approved for use on a national security mission for the Space Force to medium Earth orbit at lunchtime Thursday, June 17 from

ULA Atlas V Dazzles Delivers SBIRS GEO-5 Early Missile Warning Detection Satellite to Orbit for US Space Force: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket put on a dazzling display Monday afternoon, May 18, after liftoff of the billion dollar cyber-hardened, heat detecting early missile warning and defense detection SBIRS GEO-5 satellite for the U.S. Space Force as the 19 story rocket soared overhead into picture

ULA Retargets Atlas V Launch to May 18 after LOX Issue Scrubs Space Force Early Missile Warning Satellite: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Liftoff of the billion dollar early missile warning and defense detection SBIRS GEO-5 satellite for the U.S. Space Force will have to wait another day after an issue with the LOX chilldown today forced a 24 hour launch scrub of the mission critical for U.S. national defense aboard a

Space Force Early Missile Warning Defense Detection Satellite Poised for May 17 Liftoff on ULA Atlas V: Watch Live/Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – The billion dollar early missile warning and defense detection SBIRS GEO-5 satellite for the U.S. Space Force is poised for liftoff Monday afternoon, May 17, on a mission critical for U.S. national defense aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Florida’s Spaceport – and the weather

Spectacular Soar to Orbit for ULA Delta IV Heavy with Clandestine NRO Spysat After Many Delays: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL – Spectators gushed at the spectacular nighttime soar to orbit of a triple barreled United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket hosting a clandestine spy satellite payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) on Thursday, Dec. 10, from Florida’s spaceport after 3 months of numerous delays for a