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Space Launch Squadron Celebrates Successful Atlas V Launch
2012-09-14 08:26:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Members of the 4th Space Launch Squadron celebrated the successful liftoff of United Launch Alliance´s Atlas V rocket Thursday (Sept. 13). The rocket blasted off from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 5:39 p.m. EDT (2:39 local time), carrying a top secret satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and 11 CubeSats for various agencies and universities. The 4th SLS know the feeling of launch day...

2012-09-13 18:21:17

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3 here at 2:39 p.m. PDT today. Designated NROL-36, the mission is in support of national defense. "Today's successful launch of the NROL-36 mission occurred on the same day as the national memorial service honoring American hero Neil Armstrong. The scientists and engineers...

2012-08-30 06:20:35

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) composite technology supported the successful August 30 launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The ULA Atlas V rocket launched the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) mission for NASA. RBSP is designed to help understand the Sun's influence on Earth and Near-Earth space by studying the Earth's radiation belts on various scales of space and time. The rocket flew in the 401...

2012-08-30 02:20:17

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) spacecraft for NASA lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 4:05 a.m. EDT today. This is ULA's 7(th) launch of the year, the 32(nd) Atlas V launch and marked the 63(rd) launch since ULA was formed in December 2006. "The ULA team and our many mission partners are very proud of our role in delivering the twin RBPS spacecraft to...

2012-08-06 06:20:42

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) congratulates NASA on the flawless landing of the Mars Science Lab (MSL) on the surface of Mars after a nearly nine-month journey to the red planet. "ULA applauds NASA's MSL team on the remarkable technical achievements witnessed today as MSL touched down to begin its science mission on the Martian surface," said Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president, Mission Operations. "We could not be more proud of our role...

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 09:07:54

NASA has selected three companies to provide architect and engineering professional environmental remediation services at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., the adjacent Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) and other NASA locations. The combined maximum potential value for the three contracts is $91 million. Services will be performed during a five-year period beginning this year. The companies selected are Geosyntec Consultants of Boca Raton, Fla.; Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. of Cape...

2012-06-28 10:21:12

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected three companies to provide architect and engineering professional environmental remediation services at Kennedy Space Center, Fla., the adjacent Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) and other NASA locations. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The combined maximum potential value for the three contracts is $91 million. Services will be performed during a five-year period beginning...

2012-06-21 06:20:41

CENTENNIAL, Colo., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched the 50th commercially developed Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV), following the deployment of the National Reconnaissance Office's NROL-38 mission yesterday. Developed by the United States Air Force to provide assured access to space for Department of Defense and other government payloads, the EELV Program - comprised of the Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles - supports...