BE-4 engines
RD-180
The U.S. Air Force's X-37B spaceplane landed Oct. 17, 2014 at  Vandenberg Air Force Base, California following 674 days in orbit. Credit: Boeing
BE-4 powerpack
The Air Force's missile warning satellite, SBIRS GEO-3, lifted off aboard a ULA Atlas 5 rocket Jan. 20, after a 24-hour delay. Credit: ULA
Atlas 5 Cygnus launch
The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the 2016 NDAA, which exempted a total of nine RD-180 engines, prevailed in the compromise bill hashed out by House and Senate conferees. Credit: ULA
Falcon 9 DSCOVR Launch
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched the Orbcomm OG2 Mission 1 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on July 14, 2014. Credit: SpaceX
SBIRS GEO Flight 3, the next satellite scheduled to join the U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), in final assembly and test at Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale, California. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Atlas 5 EchoStar 19
Rocketbuilder
VAB after Hurricane Matthew
Cygnus Atlas 5
Atlas 5 launch of MSL
A Delta 4 Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifts off June 11 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. (Screen grab: United Launch Alliance.)

Load Morearrow