Latest Delta II Stories

2011-10-01 07:03:22

NASA announced the modification of its NASA Launch Services (NLS) II contract with United Launch Services of Littleton, Colo., to add the Delta II rocket launch service in accordance with the contract's on-ramp provision. The modification will enable United Launch Services to offer as many as five Delta II rockets. The NLS II contracts are multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts with ordering periods through June 2020. The NLS II on-ramp provision provides an...

GRAIL on the Launchpad
2011-09-09 06:40:25

  Thursday´s scheduled launch of the Delta II rocket carrying NASA´s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), which was postponed to Friday morning at 9:16 a.m., has been postponed again until Saturday, September 10. NASA delayed the initial launch due to upper-level winds that may have posed a threat. The space agency said the high winds at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida prevented a launch opportunity at 8:37 a.m. on Thursday. The agency pushed...

2011-08-05 13:17:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AFS, Fla., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Juno spacecraft for NASA lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 12:25 p.m. EDT today. "Congratulations to the entire team for successfully launching Juno on its five-year interplanetary journey to Jupiter," said Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president, Mission Operations. "The ULA team is very proud to serve a critical role in delivering one-of-a-kind NASA payloads in support of...

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