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News Archive / Tagged: Next Generation Launch System

  • Orbital ATK completes development milestones in Next Generation Launch program

    SpaceFlight InsiderApril 17th, 2017

    Orbital ATK announced on April 3, 2017, that it has made progress developing its next generation launch vehicle. Over the last 18 months, it has been developing a booster with advanced solid rocket propulsion to be used in intermediate- and large-class vehicles.

  • Forged in fire, ULA’s new rocket, Vulcan, revealed

    Scott JohnsonApril 14th, 2015

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Yesterday afternoon, at the 31st Annual Space Symposium, Tory Bruno, President and CEO of United Launch Alliance (ULA ) made a much anticipated announcement concerning its new launch vehicle. Until today, the new rocket has been known as the Next Generation Launch System (NGLS). However, the vehicle is now known as Vulcan […]

  • ULA adds two names to NGLS naming competition

    Jason RhianMarch 26th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla – United Launch Alliance (ULA ) has added two more names to the competition to name   the company’s new launch system (currently dubbed the Next Generation Launch System or “NGLS”). The two new names, “Vulcan” and”Zeus” join the three earlier names, “Eagle”, “Freedom” and “GalaxyOne.” 

  • ULA holds competition to name Next Generation Launch System rocket

    Jason RhianMarch 23rd, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Colorado-based United Launch Alliance initiated a competition to name the company’s new Next Generation Launch System booster on Monday, March 23. The contest allows U.S. citizens to vote on one of three names that have been selected for the rocket which ULA  plans to have replace both the Atlas V and […]

  • 3-D printed components for AR1 rocket engine undergo hot-fire testing

    Jason RhianMarch 20th, 2015

    As Launch Service Providers and other aerospace firms develop new technology or utilize existing systems to increase their capabilities, decrease their production rates, and lower the cost of delivering payloads to orbit, there is one technology in particular that has surged to the forefront of producing hardware for use in spaceflight operations: additive manufacturing, more commonly […]

  • Insider Interview: ULA’s Tory Bruno talks Next Generation Launch System

    Jason RhianJanuary 26th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Colorado-based United Launch Alliance (ULA ) is preparing to move away from established, and aging, launch vehicles such as the Delta II (which is currently set to conduct its last launch in 2017), Atlas V, and Delta IV. Instead, the joint venture, between aerospace titans Boeing and Lockheed-Martin, has stated that it […]