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2009-09-25 08:41:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, on behalf of the NASA Launch Services Program, successfully launched the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) Demonstration mission for the United States Missile Defense Agency at 8:20 a.m. EDT, today. STSS Demo is an element of the STSS Program, a space-based sensor component of a layered Ballistic Missile Defense System designed for the overall mission of detection,...

2009-09-08 19:30:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AFS, Fla., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, on behalf of the Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, successfully launched the PAN satellite at 5:35 p.m. EDT, today from Space Launch Complex- 41 as a commercial launch service. This launch marks the 10th overall mission for ULA in 2009 and the third Atlas V mission of the year. "ULA is proud to have played a critical role in the success of this important mission," said Mark Wilkins, ULA vice...

2009-06-16 14:12:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-O, or GOES-O, is scheduled for a liftoff on Friday, June 26, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The one-hour launch window extends from 6:14 to 7:14 p.m. EDT. GOES-O is the second of three in the current series of geostationary weather and environmental satellites. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) NASA will provide television, Internet...

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2009-06-16 08:30:00

NASA is preparing for the launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-O (GOES-O) from Space Launch Complex 37 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The GOES-O launch is targeted for June 26 during a launch window from 6:14 to 7:14 p.m. EDT. "Launching GOES-O will contribute the data needed for accurate NOAA forecasts for severe weather, including hurricanes that threaten at least 35 million Americans living in areas vulnerable to land-falling hurricanes," stated...

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2009-06-06 06:55:00

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite, or LCROSS, spacecraft are set to launch together to the moon aboard an Atlas V rocket on June 17. Three launch opportunities from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., are at 3:51 p.m., 4:01 p.m. and 4:11 p.m. EDT. NASA Television's coverage of the launch will begin at 1 p.m. EDT. If the launch is postponed 24 hours, the launch times on June 18 are 5:12 p.m., 5:22 p.m. and 5:32 p.m. LRO's...

2009-05-05 17:51:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, on behalf of the NASA Launch Services Program, successfully launched the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) Advanced Technology Risk Reduction (ATRR) mission for the United States Missile Defense Agency at 1:24 p.m. PDT, today. The Missile Defense Agency's STSS Advanced Technology Risk Reduction satellite serves as a technology pathfinder for the STSS mission - a space-based sensor...

2009-04-24 11:32:00

INDIAN LAND, S.C., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Tire North America, Inc. ("Continental") recently provided new tires for a ground transporter vehicle that will be used to support Atlas V rocket launch processing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090424/CL04861) United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture of The Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin Corporation, contacted Continental to provide replacement tires for its KAMAG...

2009-04-03 21:42:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launched the Air Force's second Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite into orbit at 8:31 p.m. EDT, today. WGS-2 joins the service's first WGS satellite, which also launched on an Atlas V Oct. 10, 2007. Today's launch, along with WGS-1, took place from Space Launch Complex 41. The WGS system will significantly increase the communications capabilities for troops in the field. "ULA congratulates...

2009-04-01 16:00:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a contract to Space Gateway Support of Cape Canaveral, Fla., to continue providing protective services at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) This cost plus fixed fee contract begins on April 1, 2009, and will provide interim support until NASA awards a new competitive contract for agency-wide protective services. The Interim Protective Services...

2009-03-06 23:55:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., March 7/> /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A United Launch Alliance Delta II successfully launched the NASA Kepler spacecraft at 10:50 p.m. EST/> today from Space Launch Complex-17B. The launch marked the 139th successful launch in the Delta II program's 20 year history, which began with its first launch from SLC-17 on Feb. 14, 1989/>, carrying a Global Positioning System satellite. Following its nearly 62 minute flight, Kepler was deployed on its...


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