Latest Delta IV Stories

2010-11-05 23:02:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 350th time in its illustrious 50-year program history, a Delta rocket launched from U.S. soil, adding another chapter to one of the most successful rocket launch programs in American history.

2010-09-21 00:04:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3 East here at 9:03 p.m. PDT September 20.

2010-06-01 11:19:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne celebrated 50 years of powering Delta-family rockets into orbit with the successful launch of the first NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIF military navigation satellite on May 27.

2010-05-28 18:28:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that its engines contributed to the successful launch of the first Global Positioning System (GPS) Block IIF satellite.

2010-05-28 05:00:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., May. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating 50 years of launch for one of the most successful rocket programs in U.S. history, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV successfully launched the Air Force's Global Positioning System IIF SV-1 spacecraft at 11 p.m.

2010-05-07 10:50:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne received a $1.8 million contract from United Launch Alliance to help design and develop an Emergency Detection System (EDS) for human spaceflights to be proposed for Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles.

2010-03-04 22:58:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance, on behalf of Boeing Launch Services, successfully launched the third of three next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) missions for NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

2010-03-04 22:42:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne engines helped boost the last in a series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, designated GOES-P, into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., today to help meteorologists monitor severe weather while improving the daily forecast.

2010-02-11 14:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems' (NYSE: ATK) composite technology supported today's successful launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The launch placed NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory into orbit.

2010-02-11 12:02:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance successfully launched NASA's latest scientific exploration mission, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), aboard an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at 10:23 a.m. EST today.

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