United Launch Alliance is scheduled to launch the CLIO satellite via the Atlas V 401 rocket on Tuesday from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch window will open at 8:10 p.m. and close at 8:10 p.m.

Atlas V Rocket Lifts Off Successfully From Cape

By  //  September 16, 2014

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Delicious Digg This Stumble This

ATLAS V LIFTED OFF AT 8:10 p.m. FROM COMPLEX 41

ABOVE: Watch the replay of the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that launched Tuesday at 8:10 p.m. from Space Launch Complex 41.

Secret Satellite Lifts Off From Cape Tuesday

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION – United Launch Alliance launched the CLIO satellite via the Atlas V 401 rocket on Tuesday at 8:10 p.m. from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch window opened at 5:44 p.m. 

Atlas-V-CLIO-580-12

United Launch Alliance is scheduled to launch the CLIO satellite via the Atlas V 401 rocket on Tuesday from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch window will open at 5:44 p.m. and close at 8:10 p.m. (ULA image)

The CLIO satellite was built by Lockheed Martin for an unnamed U.S. government agency and the satellite’s purpose is a secret.

Richard Ambrose

Richard Ambrose

“We’re proud to support the CLIO system,” said Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Space Systems.

The Atlas V, introduced by United Launch Alliance in August 2002, provides launch services to the U.S. government.

Logging more than 600 launches, Atlas V uses a standard common core booster, up to five strap-on solid rocket boosters, an upper-stage Centaur in either the Single-Engine Centaur or the Dual-Engine Centaur configuration, and one of several payload fairings.

TUNE INTO SPACECOASTDAILY.COM TO WATCH THE LAUNCH LIVE STREAM

Loading the player ...

Click here to contribute your news or announcements Free