#ULA United Launch Alliance | #AtlasV #NROL42 – Highlights


On 24th September 2017,  West coast- California time is the United Launch Alliance of NROL-42- National Reconnaissance Office Satellite, launching from the West Coast Californian coast line from Launch Complex three from Vandenberg Air Force Base… The launch window of the Atlas V 541 opens at 2238 hours Pacific Date Time…

Featuring in the commentary for the launch, is Amanda Kuker, is talking throughout the process… in which it the whole process of the launch of NROL 42, did had some issues, but the issues was resolved rapidly… as the launch did had some issue prior in the battery replacement on the Atlas V booster carrier rocket.. Due then, the weather was favourable for the night time launch as the initial launch process was actual to launch on 21st September 2017, in which was launch slated, Due to the nature of the payload the live webcast stream of the launch stream was only broadcast till before the flaring was deployed..

The client is the National Reconnaissance Office Launch Enterprise- Air Force, in which the NROL-42 is launch from an Atlas V 541 configuration, in which the primary stage is an Atlas V, with four core solid rocket boosters, in which the primary carrier stage is powered by a RD-180 Engine, with a secondary Centaur Stage is powered by a Areojet Rocketdyne RL10C-1 Engine..

The NROL-42- is a Data observationally data gathering communications assessment satellite in which one of many purposes is also assessments of weather observation also earth environmental sciences of data analysis natural disasters, earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding’s, and fires… also provides the provisions of communications of supporting peacekeeping and humanitarian relief operations..

As for the next United Launch Alliance for NROL 52 is slated for 5th October 2017 from Space Launch complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida  with the launch window at 0300 to 0700 Eastern Morning Date time  with the Atlas V 421 rocket configuration…

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