WATCH REPLAY: ULA’s Atlas V Successfully Launches From Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Sunday

By  //  December 18, 2016

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WATCH LIVE NOW: United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V EchoStar 19 launched Sunday afternoon from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION – United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V EchoStar 19 launched Sunday from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The Atlas V rocket (designated AV-071) was carrying the EchoStar 19/Jupiter 2 communications satellite.  The satellite will provide high-speed internet services for HughesNet throughout North America.

The rocket flew in the 431 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, three solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

The Atlas V rocket was introduced by United Launch Alliance (ULA) in August 2002. The Atlas V was developed to provide launch services to the U.S. government and is a part of the Atlas program which in total has logged more than 600 launches to date.

Since their debut, Atlas V vehicles have achieved 100 percent mission success in launches from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and Space Launch Complex-3E at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

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The rocket uses a standard common core booste (CCB), up to five strap-on solid rocket boosters (SRB), an upper-stage Centaur in either the Single-Engine Centaur (SEC) or the Dual-Engine Centaur (DEC) configuration, and one of several payload fairings (PLF).

The EchoStar 19 mission rocket will fly in 431 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, three solid rocket boosters and a single RL-10C engine for the Centaur upper stage.

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United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V EchoStar 19 is set to launch this Sunday from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch window opens at 1:27 p.m. and closes at 3:27 p.m., and you can watch the launch live on Space Coast Daily TV.


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