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2012-09-21 10:21:22

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) is commemorating a decade of Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) missions, in which the Atlas V and Delta IV successfully delivered more than 50 critical capabilities to orbit for the U.S. Air Force, National Reconnaissance Office, NASA and commercial users around the world. The EELV program was established by the United States Air Force to provide assured access to space for Department of Defense...

2012-09-13 18:21:17

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Sept. 13, 2012 /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 here at 2:39 p.m. PDT today. Designated NROL-36, the mission is in support of national defense. "Today's successful launch of the NROL-36 mission occurred on the same day as the national memorial service honoring American hero Neil Armstrong. The scientists and engineers...

2012-08-30 02:20:17

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) spacecraft for NASA lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 4:05 a.m. EDT today. This is ULA's 7(th) launch of the year, the 32(nd) Atlas V launch and marked the 63(rd) launch since ULA was formed in December 2006. "The ULA team and our many mission partners are very proud of our role in delivering the twin RBPS spacecraft to...

2012-08-06 06:20:42

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) congratulates NASA on the flawless landing of the Mars Science Lab (MSL) on the surface of Mars after a nearly nine-month journey to the red planet. "ULA applauds NASA's MSL team on the remarkable technical achievements witnessed today as MSL touched down to begin its science mission on the Martian surface," said Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president, Mission Operations. "We could not be more proud of our role...

2012-08-03 14:20:21

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) congratulates its partner, The Boeing Company, on today's announcement of NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) Space Act Agreement. Boeing has selected ULA's reliable, commercially developed Atlas V as the launch vehicle for test flights of the Boeing CST-100 spacecraft. "ULA's launch vehicles provide the highest confidence, lowest risk solution for human spaceflight. The Atlas V has 31...

2012-07-19 14:20:11

CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) today announced the completion of a crucial milestone in its on-going development and certification of the Atlas V launch vehicle for human spaceflight. ULA successfully completed the fifth milestone of its Commercial Crew Development (CCDev2) Unfunded Space Act Agreement (SAA) with NASA. ULA's Engineering Review Board confirmed that Atlas V can readily comply with NASA's stringent safety and performance...

2012-06-29 10:20:48

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., June 29, 2012 /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-37 here at 9:15 a.m. EDT today. Designated NROL-15, the mission is in support of national defense. "Today's successful launch of the NROL-15 mission is the third of four launches for the NRO this year and the second EELV launch for the NRO in just nine days,"...

2012-06-21 06:20:41

CENTENNIAL, Colo., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched the 50th commercially developed Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV), following the deployment of the National Reconnaissance Office's NROL-38 mission yesterday. Developed by the United States Air Force to provide assured access to space for Department of Defense and other government payloads, the EELV Program - comprised of the Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles - supports...

2012-06-20 06:20:19

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 8:28 a.m. EDT today. Designated NROL-38, 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...

2012-05-04 10:20:28

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Advanced Extremely High Frequency-2 (AEHF-2) satellite for the United States Air Force lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 here at 2:42 p.m. EDT today. This was ULA's 4th launch of an aggressive 11 mission schedule for the year and marks the 30th Atlas V mission and the 60th launch for ULA. "ULA is proud to serve alongside our mission partners and...