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WFIT Space News Update

Aug 8, 2016
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From spy satellites and fuzzy dice to recycled rocket boosters, Rick Glasby has the latest space news.

ULA Atlas V 421 with NROL-61 satellite
Uninted Launch Alliance

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-064, will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The rocket will fly in the 421 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, two solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

July 28, 2016 | 8:37 am EDT
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Space Launch Complex 41

SpaceX

SpaceX sent a cargo capsule to the International Space Station shortly after midnight on July 18th.  And they successfully landed the first-stage booster back on the tip of Cape Canaveral.  Rick Glasby tells us when SpaceX may reuse one of their recycled boosters in this video.

Uninted Launch Alliance

The next rocket launch at Cape Canaveral is scheduled for this Friday June 24th.

Delta 4 Heavy Rocket
Uninted Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance has started the month of June with the successful launch of a spy satellite from Cape Canaveral.  WFIT’s Rick Glasby reports that’s just the beginning of launches for this month.

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