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NASA's Planet Hunting Satellite TESS launches today

The satellite is expected to depart at 18:32 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. ET Monday. TESS will use its fuel to gravitate from the Moon into orbit around the Earth. This will make it possible to pursue a long-term mission beyond the two-year target. "The moon and the satellite are in a kind of dance," said Joel Villasenor, instrument researcher for …

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SpaceX rocket launches NASA's TESS Exoplanet Hunter today: Watch Live

An illustration of the NASA's Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) on the hunt for alien worlds. TESS is scheduled to start on April 16, 2018. Credit: Chris Meaney / Goddard of NASA CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla .– NASA's next exoplanet hunt will launch today (April 16) on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, and you can watch the action live. The Transiting Exoplanet …

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ULA Launches Orbital ATK-Built Satellites for Air Force Mission; Chris Long comments

Chris Long An experimental satellite, the orbital ATK for the U.S. Air Force launched on Saturday United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida Orbital ATK said on Sunday the ESPA Augmented Geostationary Laboratory Experiment The satellite, which launched as part of the Air Force Space Command-11 mission, housed another orbital ATK-built satellite, Mycroft …

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Atlas V launches US military satellites and the experimental probe

The Atlas V rocket launched two US Air Forces into orbit on Saturday, creating a foundation for improved military satellite communications and next-generation spacecraft. The rocket was launched by Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The mission of the US Air Force Space Command includes a geostationary communications satellite called SATCOM, Continuous Broadcast Extension …

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Atlas V Rocket launches US military satellites and spacecraft

A United States Launch Alliance Atlas V launcher launched two US Air Force satellites on Saturday (April 14), setting the stage for improved military satellite communications and a new generation of spacecraft. The Atlas V rocket took off at 19:13. EDT (2313 GMT) of Space Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The US Air …

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The powerful Atlas 5 rocket launches multiple military satellites

A Powerful United Launch Alliance The Atlas 5 rocket thundered away from Cape Canaveral on Saturday night and hosted a spectacular weekend show for local residents and tourists as it launched a military multi-satellite payload into space. The Russia-built RD-180 engine of the rocket took advantage of the nearly ideal weather and was brought to life at 19:13 clock. ET, …

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