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2014-03-28 16:20:43

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., to launch the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission. CYGNSS will launch in October 2016 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard a Pegasus XL rocket from Orbital's "Stargazer" L-1011 aircraft. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This is a firm-fixed price launch-service task order contract worth approximately $55...

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...

2014-03-18 16:21:03

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo., to launch the Solar Orbiter Collaboration mission to study the sun in July 2017. The Solar Orbiter will launch on an Atlas V 411 rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The total cost for NASA to launch the Solar Orbiter is approximately $172.7 million, which includes...

NASA Launches Third Generation Communications Satellite
2014-01-24 07:05:18

Joshua Buck, Dewayne Washington and George Diller for NASA NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite L (TDRS-L), the 12th spacecraft in the agency's TDRS Project, is safely in orbit after launching at 9:33 p.m. EST Thursday aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Ground controllers report the satellite -- part of a network providing high-data-rate communications to the International Space Station, Hubble Space Telescope, launch...

2014-01-14 12:21:21

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-L (TDRS-L) is scheduled to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket Thursday, Jan. 23, from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The 40-minute launch window extends from 9:05 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. EST. Prelaunch media briefings and launch commentary coverage will be carried live on...

2013-12-30 12:20:08

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)-L will be the focus of a media opportunity at 10 a.m. EST Friday, Jan. 3, at the Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Fla. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Media will be able to view the TDRS-L spacecraft and interview project and launch program officials from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.; the Launch Services Program...

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...

2013-12-19 16:21:01

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo., to launch the Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission to Mars. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) InSight will launch in March 2016 aboard an Atlas V 401 rocket from Space Launch Complex 3E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The total cost for NASA to launch InSight is...

2013-12-09 16:20:33

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for the launch of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)-L. Liftoff atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida is targeted for 9:05 p.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 23, at the opening of a 40-minute launch window. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) International media without U.S. citizenship must...

2013-12-09 16:20:09

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's newest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) is in a temporary home at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida waiting to be attached to a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will take it into Earth orbit Thursday, Jan. 23. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The TDRS-L spacecraft arrived at Kennedy Friday, Dec. 6. After being unloaded from a U.S. Air Force C-17 aircraft, it was...