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United Launch Alliance Confirms Engine Issue on Latest Atlas Rocket Launch

March 25, 2016

The upper stage of the Atlas 5 that launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft March 22 fired for more than a minute longer than planned.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.space.com

Premature shutdown of Russian RD-180 engine on Atlas V first stage was compensated for by extended firing by Centaur second stage, saving the delivery of the Cygnus resupply spacecraft to the ISS.

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