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2013-07-19 12:27:08

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-2) satellite for the United States Navy lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 9 a.m. EDT today. This was ULA's 6(th) launch of an aggressive 12 mission schedule for the year and the 72(nd) ULA mission since its formation in 2006. "United Launch Alliance is honored to serve with our mission partners in the...

2013-07-19 12:21:43

MUOS Delivers Secure Smartphone-Like Capabilities for Mobile Users CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for the U.S. Navy is responding to commands after being launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The Lockheed Martin-led initialization team is now commanding the satellite from the Naval Satellite Operations Center located at the...

2013-07-16 12:21:11

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) are ready to launch the second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite here on Friday, July 19 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The launch window is between 8:48 a.m. and 9:32 a.m. EDT. A live launch broadcast will begin at 8:28 a.m. EDT and will be accessible via the ULA webcast. "This is a proud moment for the MUOS team," said Iris Bombelyn,...

2013-06-27 12:22:17

Team Ready for July 19 Launch CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for the U.S. Navy was encapsulated into its payload fairing yesterday. It is scheduled to launch July 19 aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle. [Download photos from the encapsulation here.] The MUOS constellation replaces the legacy Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Follow-On...

2013-06-27 12:21:37

CENTENNIAL, Colo., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) today announced the selection of RUAG Space AG of Zurich, Switzerland as its strategic partner for Dual Launch Capability development. "Our relationship with RUAG over the last 17 years has grown to be highly collaborative and synergistic," said Michael Gass, ULA president and chief executive officer. "Forming this strategic partnership is the next evolutionary step, and creates future business...

2013-05-31 16:20:40

HOUSTON, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company of Houston, a NASA Commercial Crew Program (CCP) partner, recently performed wind tunnel testing of its CST-100 spacecraft and integrated launch vehicle, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. The testing is part of NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, intended to make commercial human spaceflight services available for government and commercial customers. (Logo:...

2013-05-25 00:20:09

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the fifth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-5) satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 8:27 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-37. This mission launched just nine days after ULA successfully launched the GPS IIF-4 satellite last Wednesday, May 15. "United Launch Alliance and our many mission partners continue to focus on mission success, one-launch-at-a-time,"...

2013-05-16 00:20:13

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the fourth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-4 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 5:38 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-41. "The ULA team is honored to place another next-generation GPS satellite on orbit for our U.S. Air Force customer," said Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president, Mission Operations. "Today's successful delivery of the GPS IIF-4...

2013-05-15 20:20:34

CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In their fourth launch of 2013, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and RD AMROSS successfully propelled the fourth Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIF military navigation satellite into orbit. The satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V is powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine and a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine. Pratt...

2013-05-14 12:23:05

TORRANCE, Calif., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlas Sales & Rentals, Inc., leading distributor of portable air conditioning equipment for the non-residential market, has opened full-service offices in Miami, Fla. and Oklahoma City, Okla. A third office in Austin, Tex., opened by Atlas last year, has relocated to a larger facility. Products offered include the complete line of MovinCool(®) spot coolers and other portable equipment for cooling and heating applications. Atlas vice...