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2012-08-03 14:20:21

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) congratulates its partner, The Boeing Company, on today's announcement of NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) Space Act Agreement. Boeing has selected ULA's reliable, commercially developed Atlas V as the launch vehicle for test flights of the Boeing CST-100 spacecraft. "ULA's launch vehicles provide the highest confidence, lowest risk solution for human spaceflight. The Atlas V has 31...

2012-08-03 14:20:20

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) congratulates its partner Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) on the selection for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability Contract (CCiCap). Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser(®) plans to use ULA's reliable, commercially developed Atlas V as the launch vehicle. "ULA's launch vehicles provide the highest confidence, lowest risk solution for human spaceflight. The Atlas V has 31 consecutive...

2012-07-20 05:33:10

NASA partner United Launch Alliance (ULA) has completed a review of its Atlas V rocket to assess its compliance with NASA human spaceflight safety and performance requirements. ULA has partnered to launch Boeing's CST-100, Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser and Blue Origin's Space Vehicle on missions to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station. NASA provided technical consultation during the ULA review. ULA is one of several companies working to develop crew transportation...

2012-07-19 14:20:11

CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) today announced the completion of a crucial milestone in its on-going development and certification of the Atlas V launch vehicle for human spaceflight. ULA successfully completed the fifth milestone of its Commercial Crew Development (CCDev2) Unfunded Space Act Agreement (SAA) with NASA. ULA's Engineering Review Board confirmed that Atlas V can readily comply with NASA's stringent safety and performance...

2012-07-19 10:20:44

CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA partner United Launch Alliance (ULA) has completed a review of its Atlas V rocket to assess its compliance with NASA human spaceflight safety and performance requirements. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) ULA has partnered to launch Boeing's CST-100, Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser and Blue Origin's Space Vehicle on missions to low Earth orbit and the International Space Station. NASA provided...

2012-07-17 06:21:58

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that it has completed on-orbit testing of the first Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite, designated MUOS-1, paving the way for the U.S. Navy's multi-service operational test and evaluation phase in preparation for the start of operations in August 2012. "The successful on-orbit checkout of this revolutionary satellite is a great testament to the close coordination and partnership...

2012-07-16 14:20:13

In the news release, NASA Selects United Launch Alliance's Workhouse Delta II Rocket for Three Future Missions, issued 16-Jul-2012 by United Launch Alliance over PR Newswire, the headline should read "NASA Selects United Launch Alliance's Workhorse Delta II Rocket for Three Future Missions" rather than "NASA Selects United Launch Alliance's Workhouse Delta II Rocket for Three Future Missions" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: NASA Selects United...

2012-07-16 14:20:10

CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Launch Services Program announced today that it selected United Launch Alliance's (ULA) proven Delta II launch vehicle for three future missions. The newly contracted missions include Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) scheduled to launch in July 2014, Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) scheduled to launch in October 2014, and the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS) scheduled to launch in 2016. All three missions will...

2012-06-29 10:20:48

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 here at 9:15 a.m. EDT today. Designated NROL-15, the mission is in support of national defense. "Today's successful launch of the NROL-15 mission is the third of four launches for the NRO this year and the second EELV launch for the NRO in just nine days,"...

Secret Government Satellite Launches From Cape Canaveral
2012-06-29 14:59:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A secret satellite launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Friday morning aboard a Delta IV-Heavy rocket, reports the Associated Press (AP). The satellite belongs to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), which is keeping its lips sealed as to what the purpose of the orbiter is. This was the second secret satellite launch the NRO performed in the last two weeks. The first satellite was taken up by an Atlas V rocket on June 20....