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ULA Marks 80th Successful Launch By Delivering Air Force's Weather Satellite To Orbit

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Thu Apr 3, 2014 7:33 pm via: ULA
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Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. — A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the Air Force’s Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP-19) payload at 7:46 a.m. PDT today from Space Launch Complex-3. This is the third mission of 15 scheduled for 2014 and the 80th mission since ULA was formed in December 2006.

This mission was launched aboard an Atlas V 401 configuration vehicle, which includes a 4-meter diameter payload fairing. The Atlas booster for this mission was powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 engine, and the Centaur upper stage was powered by a single Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10A-4 engine.

ULA’s next launch is the Atlas V NROL-67 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), planned for no earlier than April 10, from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

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