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2012-04-03 18:20:06

CANOGA PARK, Calif., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The sky rumbled with the sound of a rocket launch today as Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne once again demonstrated the consistent reliability of its propulsion systems with the successful lift-off of a critical satellite for the U.S. government. The mission launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV medium rocket with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 and RL10B-2 engines providing the booster and...

2012-04-03 18:20:04

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-6 here at 4:12 p.m. PDT today. Designated NROL-25, the mission is in support of national defense. "Congratulations to the NRO and to all the mission partners involved in this critical national security launch," said Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president, Mission Operations. "ULA is...

2012-02-24 20:07:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Mobile User Objective System-1 (MUOS-1) for the United States Navy lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 5:15 p.m. EST today. This was ULA's 2nd launch of an aggressive 11 mission schedule for the year and at nearly 15,000 pounds, MUOS-1 marks the heaviest satellite launched to date by an Atlas launch vehicle. "ULA is honored to serve with our mission...

US Air Force Launches New Military Satellite
2012-01-20 12:24:34

The U.S. Air Force launched a high-speed broadband communications satellite onboard an unmanned heavy-lift Delta IV rocket on Thursday. The 217-foot-long rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carrying the $464-million spacecraft successfully into orbit. It was United Launch Alliance's (ULA) first launch of the year, and 18th launch of the Delta IV vehicle. "We are honored to have worked closely with our Air Force and mission partners to enable today's successful...

2012-01-19 20:07:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying the Wideband Global SATCOM-4 (WGS-4) satellite for the United States Air Force lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 here at 7:38 p.m. EST today. This is ULA's first launch of the year and marked the 18th launch of the Delta IV vehicle. "We are honored to have worked closely with our Air Force and mission partners to enable today's successful launch of the...

2012-01-19 19:42:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne demonstrated the consistent reliability of its propulsion systems by successfully boosting the fourth in a series of Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites to increase communications capabilities for the U.S. Department of Defense. The mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV medium rocket with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 and...

2011-11-26 10:31:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Nov. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Mars Science Lab (MSL) for NASA lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 10:02 a.m. EST today. This is ULA's 11th launch of the year and marked the 56th successful launch for the company in 60 months. "ULA is extremely proud to have launched the Curiosity rover on its 9-month journey to the red planet," said Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president, Mission...

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...

2011-10-14 11:40:31

NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and the U.S. Air Force signed an agreement this week to establish clear criteria for certification of commercial providers of launch vehicles used for national security space and civil space missions. The U.S. government is committed to procuring commercial launch services for its satellite and robotic missions, including Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle, or EELV, launches. The new entrant launch vehicle certification strategy is the latest...

2011-10-14 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and the U.S. Air Force signed an agreement this week to establish clear criteria for certification of commercial providers of launch vehicles used for national security space and civil space missions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The U.S. government is committed to procuring commercial launch services for its satellite and robotic missions, including Evolved...