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Atlas 5 rocket delivers two military inspector satellites to high-altitude orbit

An Atlas 5 rocket, boosted by an RD-180 main engine and one strap-on solid rocket motor, lifts off from pad 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station with a pair of U.S. Space Force tracking satellites. Credit: Alex Polimeni / Spaceflight Now Two satellites for a once-classified U.S. military program to track and inspect other spacecraft in orbit — a ...

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Astra fires up rocket for first time at Cape Canaveral

Astra’s small satellite launcher was test-fired at Cape Canaveral’s Complex 46 launch pad Saturday. Credit: Astra / John Kraus Astra, a company seeking to carve out a segment of the growing small satellite launch market, test-fired its two-stage rocket at Cape Canaveral on Saturday in preparation for an upcoming demonstration flight for NASA. The engine test-firing, called a static fire ...

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