Launch News ULA Atlas V 501 - USSF-7 to Launch X-37B OTV 6 (0914 EDT May 17, 2020)

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The X-37B is off for another "secretive" mission.

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|Mission Patch Source: ULA
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|X-37B inside the payload fairing, April 2020 Source: United Space Space Force (USSF)

Launch Profile:


Live Webcast:


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Mission Overview is available here.

Rocket: Atlas V 501
Mission: USSF-7
Launch Date: May 17, 2020, at 9:14 a.m. EDT
Launch Location: Space Launch Complex-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

Mission Information: A United Launch Alliance Atlas V 501 configuration rocket will launch the USSF-7 mission for the U.S. Space Force. In a show of national solidarity this launch will be dedicated to honor front-line responders and those affected by COVID-19. This will mark the sixth flight of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-6).

Launch Notes: This will be the 139th mission for United Launch Alliance. It is the 84th for an Atlas V rocket and the 7th in the 501 configuration.

Gallery:https://www.flickr.com/photos/ulalaunch/albums/72157713645363178

For more updates, kindly visit the official ULA mission webpage here.

Go Atlas! Go Centaur! Go USSF-7!
 
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Whatever it carries, it spends a lot of time pointing down to Earth, judging by the burn marks on the payload bay doors... :shifty:
 
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