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2014-03-18 20:20:15

CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Launch Services Program announced today that it selected United Launch Alliance's (ULA's) proven Atlas V vehicle to launch its next-generation sun explorer called Solar Orbiter. This award resulted from a competitive procurement under NASA Launch Services contracts that considered multiple launch providers. "We are honored that NASA has selected ULA to provide the launch service for this exciting science mission," said Jim...

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,"...

2013-12-19 16:21:32

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Launch Services Program announced today that it selected United Launch Alliance's (ULA's) proven Atlas V vehicle to launch the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission, which will place a geophysical lander on the surface of Mars. "We could not be more honored that NASA has selected ULA to launch the InSight mission, which will be landing on the surface of Mars," said Jim...

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...

2013-09-24 08:21:10

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] submitted its competitive proposal for the U.S. Air Force's Hosted Payload Solutions (HoPS) initiative aimed at leveraging commercial satellites for some government missions. According to the August 1 government solicitation, HoPS will provide the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and other U.S. government organizations with "a capability for hosting Government payloads on commercial spacecraft to...

2013-09-18 08:20:13

ULA Completes Four Launches on Two Coasts in Just Two Months CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Advanced Extremely High Frequency-3 (AEHF-3) satellite for the United States Air Force lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 4:10 a.m. EDT today. This was ULA's 9th launch of an ambitious 12-mission schedule for the year and marks the 40(th) Atlas V mission and the 75(th) launch for...

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...

2013-08-08 00:20:13

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the sixth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-6) satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 8:29 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-37. This is ULA's seventh launch in 2013, the 73(rd) launch since the company was formed in December 2006, and the second WGS mission launch this year. "Congratulations to the entire team on today's successful launch of the...

2013-08-05 20:20:06

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Launch Services Program announced today that it selected United Launch Alliance's (ULA's) proven Atlas V vehicle to launch the Origins-Spectral Interpretation-Resource Identification-Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS REx) mission, which will be the first U.S. mission to carry samples from an asteroid back to Earth. "We are honored that NASA has selected ULA to launch this critical mission," said Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president...

2013-07-25 16:20:19

Team Successfully Completes Five Major Processing Milestones, in Just Eight Days, Including One Launch CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- During the last eight days, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) team has completed five major processing activities, including one launch, on three different launch pads at both Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida and Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California. On July 17, for the first time, ULA conducted a Delta...