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ULA Atlas V rocket launched payloads for U.S. Air Force

ULA Atlas V rocket launched payloads for U.S. Air Force

Science
April 14 (UPI) -- The United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket successfully launched a pair of payloads for the U.S. Air Force on Saturday night.Blast-off was at 7:13 p.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.The Air Force Space Command mission, AFSPC-11, features two spacecraft. The primary payload is the Continuous Broadcast Augmenting SATCOM, or CBAS, a geostationary communications satellite.The satellite will lend communications support to the Air Force, relaying messages between leaders back at base and commanders in combat."The mission of CBAS is to augment existing military satellite communications capabilities and broadcast military data continuously through space-based, satellite communications relay links," the U.S. Air Force said.Behind t...
Watch live: ULA Atlas V rocket to launch payloads for U.S. Air Force

Watch live: ULA Atlas V rocket to launch payloads for U.S. Air Force

Science
April 13 (UPI) -- The United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket is scheduled to launch a pair of payloads for the U.S. Air Force on Saturday night.The rocket is set to blast-off at 7:13 p.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.The Air Force Space Command mission, AFSPC-11, features two spacecraft. The primary payload is the Continuous Broadcast Augmenting SATCOM, or CBAS, a geostationary communications satellite.The satellite will lend communications support to the Air Force, relaying messages between leaders back at base and commanders in combat."The mission of CBAS is to augment existing military satellite communications capabilities and broadcast military data continuously through space-based, satellite communications relay links," the U.S. Air F...
Oil, gas markets close week mixed amid optimism on U.S. production

Oil, gas markets close week mixed amid optimism on U.S. production

Business
March 30 (UPI) -- After an up-and-then-down week, oil and gas markets closed slightly higher Thursday ahead of the Easter holiday weekend.All major U.S. and European stock exchanges and markets were closed Friday for Good Friday, which coincides with the Passover holiday that starts Friday at sundown.Growing U.S. inventories pulled prices lower Thursday after hitting $ 70 per barrel earlier this week, but they closed mixed by the end of the day.The price for May Brent crude oil was up .56 cents to $ 64.94 per barrel. West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark for the price of oil, was unchanged to $ 69.53 per barrel. The May contract expired Thursday.On Thursday, Baker Hughes reported the number of land rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 797, four less than in the previous...
S. Korea, U.S., Japan vow unrelenting fight against N. Korea's illicit trade

S. Korea, U.S., Japan vow unrelenting fight against N. Korea's illicit trade

World
March 23 (UPI) -- SEOUL, March 23 -- South Korea, the United States and Japan agreed Friday to maintain close cooperation against North Korea's maritime activity prohibited under U.N. Security Council resolutions despite a peace mood on the peninsula.The regional powers will also improve joint response capabilities by continuing missile warning, maritime interdiction operations and anti-submarine warfare drills, according to South Korea's Ministry of National Defense.The ministry was summarizing the results of the 10th Defense Trilateral Talks, a working-level consultation held in Washington D.C. earlier this week."In order to curb, thwart and eventually eradicate North Korea's illegal maritime activity, including illicit shipment, the three countries have decided to continue a pivotal rol...
South Korean president: trilateral summit between Seoul, U.S., North Korea possible

South Korean president: trilateral summit between Seoul, U.S., North Korea possible

World
SEOUL, March 21 (UPI) -- There could be a three-way summit between the two Koreas and the United States, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday.In a committee meeting held to prepare for the inter-Korean summit in April, Moon said the upcoming cross-border talks followed by a summit between the North and the United States is a historical event in itself."Depending on their outcomes, they may lead to a three-way summit of the South, North and the United States," he said, according to Yonhap.The South Korean leader stressed the pivotal role of the scheduled summits in efforts to denuclearize North Korea, saying it cannot only be realized between the two Koreas."This would require the normalization of U.S.-North relations or even economic cooperation between them," he said.Moon and...