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2014-07-02 08:21:23

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) payload for NASA lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 at 2:56 a.m. PDT today. This launch marks the 51(st) Delta II mission for NASA and Delta II's return to flight as the first of two planned Delta II launches this year, and also the seventh ULA launch of 2014 and the 84(th) since the company was formed. "Congratulations...

OCO-2 mission launch
2014-07-02 07:01:52

By Steven Siceloff, NASA's Kennedy Space Center A Delta II rocket blazed off the launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California early Wednesday morning to begin a landmark mission to survey carbon dioxide gas in Earth's atmosphere. NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, or OCO-2, is expected to provide insight into how the planet adjusts to the increased production of carbon dioxide from a vantage point in orbit that will allow it to take readings on a scale never achieved before....

2014-07-01 20:20:19

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket is scheduled for Wednesday, July 2 at 5:56 a.m. EDT (2:56 a.m. PDT) from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The launch team has completed troubleshooting of the launch pad water suppression system that resulted in the scrub of the launch...

2014-06-16 16:20:45

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission (OCO-2) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is scheduled for Tuesday, July 1. Liftoff from Space Launch Complex 2 aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket is targeted for 5:56 a.m. EDT (2:56 a.m. PDT) at the opening of a 30-second launch window. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO OCO-2 is NASA's first mission dedicated to studying...

2014-03-28 16:20:43

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., to launch the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission. CYGNSS will launch in October 2016 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a Pegasus XL rocket from Orbital's "Stargazer" L-1011 aircraft. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This is a firm-fixed price launch-service task order contract worth approximately $55...

2014-03-18 20:20:15

CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Launch Services Program announced today that it selected United Launch Alliance's (ULA's) proven Atlas V vehicle to launch its next-generation sun explorer called Solar Orbiter. This award resulted from a competitive procurement under NASA Launch Services contracts that considered multiple launch providers. "We are honored that NASA has selected ULA to provide the launch service for this exciting science mission," said Jim...

2014-03-18 16:21:03

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo., to launch the Solar Orbiter Collaboration mission to study the sun in July 2017. The Solar Orbiter will launch on an Atlas V 411 rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The total cost for NASA to launch the Solar Orbiter is approximately $172.7 million, which includes...

NASA Launches Third Generation Communications Satellite
2014-01-24 07:05:18

Joshua Buck, Dewayne Washington and George Diller for NASA NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite L (TDRS-L), the 12th spacecraft in the agency's TDRS Project, is safely in orbit after launching at 9:33 p.m. EST Thursday aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Ground controllers report the satellite -- part of a network providing high-data-rate communications to the International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, launch...

2014-01-14 12:21:21

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-L (TDRS-L) is scheduled to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket Thursday, Jan. 23, from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The 40-minute launch window extends from 9:05 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. EST. Prelaunch media briefings and launch commentary coverage will be carried live on...

2013-12-30 12:20:08

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)-L will be the focus of a media opportunity at 10 a.m. EST Friday, Jan. 3, at the Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Fla. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Media will be able to view the TDRS-L spacecraft and interview project and launch program officials from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.; the Launch Services Program...


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