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  • ULA Atlas V launches Space Test Program SAT-6, LDPE-1 into orbit

    At 5:19 a.m., Dec. 7 while many along Florida’s space coast likely slept, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V at Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida, powered the Department of Defense’s Space Test Program (STP)-3 mission and two satellites into space.
  • SLD 45 supports mission to explore Jupiter's asteroids

    A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA’s Lucy spacecraft launched from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, Oct. 16. The mission will be the first to explore Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, which could bring new insight to the history of the solar system.
  • Patrick SFB, Cape Canaveral SFS support mission to ISS

    Just before 6 a.m., Friday, a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket carried the four astronauts of Dragon Crew-2 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, into space. The launch is the third commercial crew human space flight mission in less than a year. The crew, which consists of NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, from France, are set to dock with the International Space Station April 24.
  • 45th Space Wing enables nation's space mission

    Space launches may soon be an almost weekly sight on Florida's Space Coast. As the need for space lift grows globally, partnerships between the Air Force, other government agencies and the commercial space industry are enhancing the 45th Space Wing's vision of remaining the world's premier gateway to space.
  • 45th SW supports successful Atlas V GOES-R launch

    The 45th Space Wing supported NASA’s successful launch of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 here Nov. 19 at 6:42 p.m. ET. Once in geostationary orbit, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES-R weather and environmental
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