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2014-01-24 00:20:21

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-L) payload at 9:33 p.m. EST on Jan. 23 from Space Launch Complex-41. This was the first of 15 ULA launches scheduled for 2014 and the 78(th) ULA launch for ULA in just over seven years. "ULA and our mission partners are honored to work with the outstanding NASA team and we are proud of the vitally...

2013-12-05 16:21:45

STAR(TM) 48GXV Motor Will Give Boost Needed to Send Spacecraft on Path to the Sun ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) and NASA successfully tested a proof-of-concept STAR(TM) 48GXV motor for the Solar Probe Plus mission, which will enter the sun's atmosphere to study the streams of charged particles the sun hurls into space. The STAR 48GXV solid-fuel third stage will provide the boost needed to assist the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft in escaping Earth's orbit...

2013-10-28 08:20:27

High-strength, Low-weight Graphite Composite Case Reaches Key Milestone Next Step Includes Advanced Propellants ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) has achieved a significant milestone in its NASA Research Announcement (NRA) Advanced Booster risk-reduction program for the Space Launch System (SLS) by successfully completing filament winding of a pathfinder Advanced Booster composite case. Ultimately, this Advanced Booster NRA effort will enable NASA and ATK...

2012-10-04 10:20:36

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK's (NYSE: ATK) Composite and Propulsion Technologies division supported today's successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying the GPS IIF-3 satellite. The Delta IV medium-plus rocket that was used on this flight is in the 4, 2 configuration, which features two ATK 60-inch diameter Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM). The 53-foot-long motors were mounted on opposing sides of the rocket, with one vectorable motor per side, and...

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...

2012-05-06 18:20:08

DENVER, May 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance was notified today, that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) representing its workforce at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Decatur, Ala., and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., has accepted the company's new three-year contract offer. This concludes the 2012 contract negotiation process which began several weeks ago. The new contract covers approximately 860 represented bargaining...

2011-11-21 13:12:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is set to launch NASA's Mars Science Lab (MSL) mission with the Curiosity rover on Saturday, Nov. 26 at 10:02 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. This mission will be launched aboard an Atlas V 541 configuration vehicle, which includes a 5-meter diameter RUAG Space payload fairing along with four Aerojet solid rocket motors attached to the Atlas booster. The Atlas booster...

2011-10-28 08:29:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced that its AJ10 engine successfully powered the second stage of today's United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II launch carrying the National Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project (NPP) for NASA. Aerojet's AJ10 has provided second-stage propulsion on 151 Delta II flights to date with a 100 percent success rate. The engine has helped deliver payloads for NASA's space...

2011-10-28 07:10:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) spacecraft for NASA lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2W here at 2:48 a.m. PDT today. This is ULA's 10th launch of the year and marked the 55th successful launch for the company. "ULA is proud to have served NASA with 50 Delta II launches, achieving 100 percent mission success for a very diverse array of exceptionally important science...