Atlas 5 launches weather satellite and re-entry technology demonstration mission - SpaceNews

Atlas 5 launches weather satellite and re-entry technology demonstration mission – SpaceNews

Updated 7:50 a.m. EST with LOFTID splashdown, JPSS-2 board issue. WASHINGTON — An Atlas 5 successfully launched a polar-orbiting weather satellite and re-entry technology demonstrator during the vehicle’s final flight from California. The United Launch Alliance Atlas 5,401 lifted off from Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California at 4:49 a.m. …

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