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2014-04-16 08:21:49

Contract Highlights Major Content on Both the Atlas V and Delta IV Programs ARLINGTON, Va., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) has reached agreement on a $178 million contract award as part of the Air Force's Phase 1 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) buy from United Launch Alliance (ULA). The order value includes hardware for both of the current United States Air Force EELV launch vehicles, the Atlas V and Delta IV. The initial contracting period includes large...

2014-03-06 16:21:28

Team Progressing Toward Exploration Flight Test-1 DENVER, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orion spacecraft has moved another step closer toward its first test flight as the core and starboard boosters for the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket contracted by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for that flight have arrived to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The rocket will undergo testing and processing at ULA's Horizontal Integration Facility to prepare for Orion's...

2014-02-21 08:20:17

Fifth Boeing GPS IIF Satellite Joins Constellation in Orbit ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) propulsion, composite and spacecraft technologies supported Thursday's successful launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. This rocket carried the U.S. Air Force's fifth Block IIF navigation satellite for the Global Positioning System (GPS). (Photo:...

2014-02-21 00:20:21

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-5 satellite for the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 20 at 8:59 p.m. EST today from Space Launch Complex-37. This is ULA's second launch in 2014 and the 79(th) launch since the company was formed in December 2006. "Congratulations to the entire mission team on tonight's successful launch of the GPS IIF-5 satellite,"...

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...

2013-12-06 08:20:23

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2013 /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 on Dec. 5 at 11:14 p.m. PST. Designated NROL-39, the mission is in support of national defense. "Today's successful launch of the NROL-39 mission is a testament to the tremendous government-industry partnership. We greatly appreciate the teamwork with the NRO Office of...

2013-10-22 23:02:27

This sets the stage for actual site installation by Quintron technicians at the Delta IV Remote Launch Control Center at Vandenberg AFB. Also, this system will allow parallel testing with other VAFB range assets and to ensure final active mission support success for upcoming critical launches. Santa Maria, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Quintron Systems, Inc. (quintron.com), the recognized leader in interoperable Enterprise-Class Systems for Security Command, Control & Communications,...

United Launch Alliance Rocket Puts US Spy Satellite Into Orbit
2013-08-29 07:46:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A top secret payload was launched from a Delta IV Heavy rocket on Wednesday morning. The rocket lifted off at 11:03 am PDT from the Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California, carrying a US spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Officials at United Launch Alliance said the rocket launch was successful, despite a ten minute delay due to minor issues. “We are truly honored to deliver this critical asset...

2013-08-28 16:20:32

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Aug. 28, 2013 /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-6 here at 11:03 a.m. PDT today. Designated NROL-65, the mission is in support of national defense. This is ULA's eighth launch in 2013, the 24(th) Delta IV mission and the second Delta IV Heavy launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base. "We are truly honored to deliver...

Launch of Delta IV WGS-6
2013-08-08 13:17:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Wednesday, a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket delivered the latest addition to an international network of military communications satellites. The sixth Wideband Global Satcom, or WGS, satellite was paid for by the Australian government and will be used to transmit video conferencing signals and television broadcasts, along with official communications from the United States and its international partners. "These satellites...