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2014-09-17 12:21:34

CENTENNIAL, Colo. and KENT, Wash., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA), the nation's premier space launch company, and Blue Origin, LLC, a privately-funded aerospace company owned by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, announced today that they have entered into an agreement to jointly fund development of the new BE-4 rocket engine by Blue Origin. This new collaboration will allow ULA to maintain the heritage, success and reliability of its rocket families - Atlas...

2014-09-17 00:20:12

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the CLIO mission for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company launched at 8:10 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-41. "It is an honor to work with Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company and all of our mission partners to launch this very important satellite," said Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president, Atlas and Delta Programs. "Today's launch marks ULA's 11th...

2014-09-17 00:20:10

DENVER, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Government's CLIO satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], was successfully launched today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Lift-off occurred at 6:10 p.m. MDT aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle. Initial contact with the satellite was confirmed at 9:08 p.m. MDT. The CLIO system is based on innovative commercial technology, and includes Lockheed Martin's A2100 satellite bus. The A2100 bus...

2014-08-21 12:22:33

DENVER, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The launch date for the U.S. government's CLIO satellite, built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], has been set for Sept. 16, 2014. CLIO will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The CLIO system is based on commercial technology, including Lockheed Martin's A2100 satellite bus. The A2100 bus is a common framework including the satellite's solar arrays, propulsion system and core electronics....

2014-08-13 16:21:04

Tenth Successful ULA Launch of 2014 VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the WorldView-3 satellite for DigitalGlobe launched at 11:30 a.m. PDT today from Space Launch Complex-3. Lockheed Martin Commercial Launch Services procured the Atlas V for this mission. This is the fourth successful launch in six weeks and the 87(th) successful mission since ULA was formed in December 2006. "Congratulations to...

2014-08-13 16:20:48

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] Commercial Launch Services (LMCLS) has successfully launched the WorldView-3 commercial remote sensing spacecraft. An Atlas V 401 blasted off at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Space Launch Complex 3 East, placing WorldView-3 in orbit for customer DigitalGlobe and marking the 118(th) consecutive successful Atlas launch to date. WorldView-3 is the first multi-payload, super-spectral,...

2014-08-12 16:21:20

Michael Gass to Retire on December 31, 2014 CENTENNIAL, Colo., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) today named veteran aerospace industry executive Tory Bruno as its next president and chief executive officer, succeeding Michael Gass, who has served as president and CEO since ULA's founding in 2006. Bruno's appointment is effective immediately; he and Gass will work collaboratively to ensure a smooth leadership transition and continued commitment to mission...

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2014-08-02 04:20:16

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Aug. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the seventh Global Positioning System (GPS IIF-7) satellite for the U.S. Air Force launched at 11:23 p.m. EDT yesterday from Space Launch Complex-41. This is the second successful ULA launch in just four days. "Congratulations to the U.S. Air Force and all of our mission partners on the successful launch of the Atlas V carrying the GPS IIF-7 satellite," said Jim...

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2014-07-29 04:20:28

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the AFSPC-4 mission for the U.S. Air Force on July 28 at 7:28 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-37. This is ULA's eighth launch in 2014, and the 85(th) successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006. "The ULA team is proud to have delivered the twin Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) spacecraft to orbit today,"...

2014-07-26 20:20:16

Young Scientists from Grade School through Graduate School Showcase Work in Unique, Hands-On Event CENTENNIAL, Colo. and BOULDER, Colo., July 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- High-power sport rockets carried payloads thousands of feet above the plains of Pueblo, Colorado, today at the United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Student Rocket Launch. The event marked the culmination of an experience designed to simulate a real-life launch campaign and inspire...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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