OTV-4 & LightSail 1 Take Flight

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Image & Video Credit & Copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA).

Late Wednsday morning at 11:05 EDT, a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 501 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Space Launch Complex-41 (SLC-41) embarking upon its AFSPC-5 mission which entails the mysterious Boeing/USAF X-37B space plane. The Planetary Society also hitched a ride on this rocket as LightSail 1 was placed into orbit for testing.

My writeup on the X-37B mission: https://danspace77.com/2015/05/05/boeingusaf-space-plane-flies-again-in-may/

My writeup on Planetary Society’s LiagtSail 1: https://danspace77.com/2015/05/05/planetary-societys-lightsail-1-takes-flight-in-may/

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