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2010-01-04 10:52:00

DENVER, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center recently awarded United Launch Alliance a contract modification to perform the launch services for the Wideband Global SATCOM-4 (WGS-4) satellite aboard a Delta IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle. The anticipated launch period is December 2011 - February 2012 from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The WGS-4 mission will be the fourth satellite of the WGS system and the first...

2009-12-14 09:49:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Completing an incredible year in which it launched 16 successful missions, United Launch Alliance capped 2009 with the launch of a Delta II carrying NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) spacecraft at 6:09 a.m. PST, today. Rocketing from Space Launch Complex-2, the launch was the( )eighth Delta II of 2009 and represents the 37th successful mission launched by United Launch Alliance in its first 36 months of operation....

2009-12-07 11:14:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne helped boost into orbit the third in a series of Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites designed to increase communications capabilities for the U.S. Department of Defense. The mission launched Dec. 5 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV medium+ rocket with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 and RL10 engines providing the booster and upper stage...

2009-12-07 09:16:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems' (NYSE: ATK) composite, propulsion and spacecraft technologies supported the successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., carrying the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-3) for the U.S. Air Force. This was the first time the Delta IV medium-plus rocket featured four ATK 60-inch-diameter Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEM). The composite cases for...

2009-12-05 21:16:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AFS, Fla., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Launching its 36th successful mission in 36 months, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket delivered the Air Force's third Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-3) satellite into orbit at 8:47 p.m. EST, today. Launching from Space Launch Complex-37, WGS-3 joins the AF's two other WGS satellites, which both launched on ULA Atlas V vehicles on Oct. 10, 2007, and Apr. 3, 2009. ULA was formed on Dec. 1, 2006, as a joint venture between Lockheed Martin...

2009-11-23 08:00:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance deployed its fourth commercial mission of 2009 as an Atlas V rocket successfully launched the Intelsat 14 (IS-14) commercial telecommunications satellite at 1:55 a.m. EST, today. Blasting off from Space Launch Complex-41 here, the launch was provided on behalf of Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services, which procured the Atlas V for this mission. Previous ULA commercial launches this year included...

2009-09-25 08:41:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, on behalf of the NASA Launch Services Program, successfully launched the Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) Demonstration mission for the United States Missile Defense Agency at 8:20 a.m. EDT, today. STSS Demo is an element of the STSS Program, a space-based sensor component of a layered Ballistic Missile Defense System designed for the overall mission of detection,...

2009-09-14 08:24:21

The U.S. space agency says it is exercising its final extension option in its Checkout, Assembly and Payload Processing Services contract with a Boeing unit. The option is the second of two in the contract awarded to the Boeing Space Operations Co. of Titusville, Fla., a subsidiary of the Boeing Co. The option extends the contract through Sept. 30, 2012, with a potential value of approximately $156.5 million. The contract provides management and technical services in support of payload...

2009-08-17 07:29:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The 48th successful and final Air Force Delta II Global Positioning System satellite launch occurred today, ending one of the most successful space launch programs in American history. A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launched GPS IIR-21(M) into orbit from Space Launch Complex-17A at 6:35 a.m., EDT today. The first Air Force Delta II GPS launch occurred Feb. 14, 1989 and today's launch marked the 48th successful GPS mission giving the...

2009-07-24 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Michael C. Gass, president and chief executive officer of United Launch Alliance, is the honored recipient of this year's Peter B. Teets Award from the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) for championing the cause of space transportation. "Mr. Gass has made lasting and significant contributions to the nation's space launch capabilities, thereby ensuring our continued leadership in space for the decades ahead," said NDIA President Lt. Gen....


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