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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...

2014-09-08 04:20:06

A2100 satellite family now offers side-by-side dual launch and a reprogrammable mission processor PARIS, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today announced two major upgrades to the A2100 family of satellites that provide broadband, mobile and military communications, as well as GPS services to millions of people around the globe. With more than 40 satellites currently flying, the Lockheed Martin A2100 is undergoing a modernization to reduce cost and speed...

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 16:20:48

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,...

2014-05-22 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...

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...

ULA Responds To SpaceX Complaint: Defends Its Government Contract
2014-04-30 07:16:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last Friday (April 25), SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk filed a legal complaint against United Launch Alliance (ULA) stating that the launch provider unfairly won contracts to launch sensitive government satellites. On Monday (April 28), ULA fired back, defending its right to be the sole launch system for the US government. “ULA is the only government certified launch provider that meets all of the unique Evolved Expendable Launch...


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