ULA’s Atlas V Launches from Cape Canaveral Written 5 October 2022


A ULA Atlas V rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, 4 October 2022. | Credit: ULA; YouTube; framegrab

Spaceflight Now reports that a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas 5 rocket successfully launched Tuesday from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 5:36 p.m. ET, “on a delivery mission for the commercial telecom satellite operator SES.”   The mission is noteworthy as it marked "the first commercial Atlas 5 launch into geosynchronous orbit.” More than six hours after liftoff, the rocket’s Centaur upper stage deployed the SES 20 and 21 satellites, which are set “to begin 15-year missions beaming C-band television and raido programming across the United States.”
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ULA's live broadcast of its Atlas V SES-20/21 mission launch.
(ULA; YouTube)