ULA has ended its live video coverage of today’s launch of the X-37B spaceplane at the request of the US Air Force. Teams confirmed shutdown of the Atlas 5’s first stage, stage separation, and ignition of the Centaur upper stage before the news blackout.
This week our air transport fleet will be conducting training flights around the UK. Whilst these aircraft & their crews stand by to assist the Government’s fight against #coronavirus , the training flights by Atlas, Globemaster & Hercules from @RAFBrizeNorton are routine.
We’ve posted additional views from this morning’s launch of @BoeingSpace’s#Starliner spacecraft onboard a @ulalaunch Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida -
Here's an infrared replay of the Atlas 5 rocket's first stage engine shutdown and staging during this morning's launch of the InSight Mars mission. Watch a replay of the blastoff through fog at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California:
The flight was operated by an Atlas Air Boeing 767-375(ER)(BDSF) registered N1217A. This aircraft first flew in was converted from a passenger aircraft to cargo and entered service with Atlas in April 2017. #5Y3591