Top News on Atlas V

  • SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket approved to launch US military satellites


    The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has been certified by the US military to put its most important satellites on orbit, injecting long-awaited competition into the multibillion-dollar American national security space launch market that has been dominated for almost a decade by United Launch Alliance.


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  • SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket approved to launch US military satellites


    The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has been certified by the US military to put its most important satellites on orbit,...


  • US Air Force X-37B returns to orbit on Atlas V


    ​The US Air Force has announced the successful launch of its Boeing X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle aboard an Atlas V...


  • Boeing doesn't see business case yet for RD-180 replacement


    Boeing’s president of network and space systems says he’s yet to see the business case for developing an alternative...


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  • SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket approved to launch US military satellites

    News | 27 May 2015 04:18 | James Drew

    The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has been certified by the US military to put its most important satellites on orbit, injecting long-awaited competition into the multibillion-dollar American national security space launch market that has been dominated for almost a decade by United Launch Alliance.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SpaceXs-Falcon-9-rocket-approved-to-launch-US-military-satellites-412774/
  • US Air Force X-37B returns to orbit on Atlas V

    News | 20 May 2015 22:50 | James Drew

    ​The US Air Force has announced the successful launch of its Boeing X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle aboard an Atlas V rocket today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Air-Force-X-37B-returns-to-orbit-on-Atlas-V-412615/
  • Boeing doesn't see business case yet for RD-180 replacement

    News | 20 May 2015 14:28 | James Drew

    Boeing’s president of network and space systems says he’s yet to see the business case for developing an alternative rocket engine to the Russian-built RD-180 that powers the Atlas V rocket, even as lawmakers press the US military to develop an American-made alternative by 2019.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-doesnt-see-business-case-yet-for-RD-180-replacement-412598/
  • Blue Origin suborbital dream off the ground with maiden flight

    News | 30 Apr 2015 17:58 | Dan Thisdell

    ​US rocket developer Blue Origin yesterday took a major step toward entering the commercial suborbital flight market with the first test flight of its New Shepard capsule and BE-3 launcher.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Blue-Origin-suborbital-dream-off-the-ground-with-maiden-flight-411802/
  • Blue Origin 'one step closer' to suborbital space flights

    News | 08 Apr 2015 10:00 | Dan Thisdell

    ​US rocket developer Blue Origin is preparing to start test flights “later this year” of a human-rated suborbital spacecraft following completion of acceptance tests of a reusable engine for vertical launches.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Blue-Origin-one-step-closer-to-suborbital-space-flights-410940/
  • ANALYSIS: Solar Orbiter mission heats up for the European Space Agency

    News | 19 Mar 2015 09:55 | Dan Thisdell

    ​To get a sense of the challenge in designing the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter mission, consider that the surface temperature on the planet Mercury gets up to 427°C – nearly twice the melting point of tin.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Solar-Orbiter-mission-heats-up-for-the-European-Space-Agency-410260/