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2014-07-23 20:20:44

College interns from United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., K-12 students to launch the largest rocket in Colorado CENTENNIAL, Colo. and BOULDER, Colo., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 students of all ages will put their rockets and payloads on display high above the plains of Pueblo, Colorado, during the seventh annual Student Rocket Launch on Saturday, July 26. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130108/LA39163LOGO The launch will...

spacex falcon 9
2014-07-13 03:44:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online SpaceX, the California-based rocket company established by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, announced on Friday that its Falcon 9 launch system had been certified by the US Air Force as having completed three successful flights. In a statement, the company said that the certification was “a prerequisite for companies seeking to win business from the Air Force's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Program” and that meeting...

2014-07-09 00:20:18

CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) recently completed a Critical Design Review (CDR) of the launch site accommodations that will support commercial crew launches of Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST) -100 at Space Launch Complex 41 (SLC-41) in Florida. The CDR, supported by Boeing, NASA, and the Air Force, approved the design for the Crew Access Tower, Crew Access Arm as well as the White Room that will allow the flight crews the...

2014-07-02 08:21:23

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket carrying the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) payload for NASA lifted off from Space Launch Complex-2 at 2:56 a.m. PDT today. This launch marks the 51(st) Delta II mission for NASA and Delta II's return to flight as the first of two planned Delta II launches this year, and also the seventh ULA launch of 2014 and the 84(th) since the company was formed. "Congratulations...

2014-05-22 12:21:31

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., May 22, 2014 /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 on May 22 at 9:09 a.m. EDT. Designated NROL-33, the mission is in support of national defense. "Congratulations to all of our mission partners on today's successful launch of the NROL-33 mission! The ULA team is honored to deliver another critical national...

2014-05-22 12:20:47

DENVER, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] Commercial Launch Services (LMCLS) will launch the WorldView-3 commercial remote sensing spacecraft, placing it into orbit on August 13 for DigitalGlobe, a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions. WorldView-3 will be launched aboard an Atlas V. The launch is scheduled for 11:29 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Space Launch Complex-3E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in...

SpaceX Goes From Suing Air Force To Potentially Launching Its Satellites
2014-05-22 10:53:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Late last month Elon Musk announced he was displeased that the US Air Force shut his company, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), out of the competition market for government launches. He was so annoyed by it that he filed a legal complaint against United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) monopoly over military launches. Less than a week after that filing, a federal court judge filed a temporary injunction against ULA’s...

2014-05-17 00:20:05

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the sixth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-6 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 8:03 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-37. This is ULA's fifth( )launch in 2014, and the 82(nd) successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006. "ULA is honored to work with this world-class U.S. government and contractor mission team, and we...

Tensions Between US And Russia Leave Air Force Scrambling For Launch Alternatives
2014-05-16 04:44:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ongoing tensions between the US and Russia have left the US Air Force (USAF) scrambling for alternatives to Russian-built rocket engines, but could pay off big for some American companies in the long run, according to various media reports published earlier this week. The recent announcement by Russian officials that they would no longer allow the US access to its rocket engines, and would keep the USAF from using them to launch...

2014-05-16 04:20:25

Change the Equation Recognizes ULA for Leadership in STEM WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) signed on to Change the Equation's (CTEq) Commitment to Excellence in STEM, joining a collective chorus of business leaders in championing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) literacy. In signing the Commitment, ULA, a member of CTEq, has reaffirmed the value it places on STEM literacy for all young people in the U.S. ULA and other...


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