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  • Seventh WGS satellite readied for launch atop ULA Delta IV booster

    Jason RhianJuly 21st, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — After launching the GPS IIF10 satellite on July 15, Colorado-based United Launch Alliance is now preparing a Delta IV+ Medium (5,4) rocket for liftoff, which, if it flies on schedule, will see the seventh Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS 7) communications satellite sent aloft. In slightly more than a week, ULA will have fielded […]

  • Launch Viewing Guide: ULA Delta IV with WGS 7

    Jason RhianJuly 19th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — United Launch Alliance (ULA ) is preparing to launch a Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) rocket with the seventh Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-7) satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 (SLC-37 ) in Florida. If everything continues to go according to plan, the Delta IV launch vehicle is poised to lift off at […]

  • 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 […]

  • RS-68’s legacy of accomplishment – set for new chapter with RS-68A

    Florida TechMarch 31st, 2015

    Over the past 12 years, flights of the United Launch Alliance (ULA ) Delta IV have become a familiar sight at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. As reported on SpaceFlight Now, after the successful March 25 launch of the GPS IIF-9 satellite, all Delta IVs will now fly using the RS-68 engine to the new RS-68A. The Delta IV […]

  • GPS IIF-9 set to launch atop ULA Delta IV Medium

    SpaceFlight InsiderMarch 24th, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Colorado-based United Launch Alliance (ULA ) is prepping a Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) launch vehicle to ferry the ninth GPS Block IIF satellite to orbit. Liftoff is currently scheduled to take place on Mar. 25 and will have a launch window which will last a total of 18-minute window, which opens at 2:36 p.m. EDT (18:36 GMT). […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • NASA’s first Orion crew capsule ready for flight

    Heather SmithSeptember 8th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Before its scheduled test flight in December of this year, NASA has released the first photo of a fully constructed Orion Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle capsule being serviced at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Facility located at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • Launch of Delta IV with AFSPC-4 dedicated to ULA’s Mike Woolley

    Jason RhianJuly 29th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — United Launch Alliance dedicated yesterday’s AFSPC-4 flight to Michael G. Woolley. Known for his calm and highly-professional demeanor and was with ULA since the company’s inception in 2006. Woolley was a walking encyclopedia of spaceflight knowledge and was incredibly passionate about sharing that story. He was always willing to take the time to explain complex concepts […]

  • ULA conducts eighth mission of the year with Delta IV flight of AFSPC-4

    Jason RhianJuly 28th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — A United Launch Alliance (ULA ) Delta IV Medium+ 4,2 rocket announced its presence to the surrounding marshlands on Monday, July 28 at 7:28p.m. EDT (2328 GMT). Carried aloft on this flight were three satellites under the banner of AFSPC-4. Liftoff took place at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch […]

  • Launch of ULA Delta IV Medium+ 4,2 with AFSPC-4 scrubbed due to weather

    Jason RhianJuly 24th, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — After the United Launch Alliance (ULA ) team had corrected a problem with ground support equipment on the preceding day, storm clouds rolled into the area surrounding Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 in Florida and caused a second delay for the flight. With a 65-minute launch window […]

  • Launch of Delta IV with AFSPC-4 payload scrubbed due to ground support issues

    Jason RhianJuly 23rd, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — The launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA ) Delta IV Medium+ 4,2 carrying the AFSPC-4 mission was scrubbed today due to problems with the ground support equipment environmental control system that are used to support the launch vehicle prior to liftoff.

  • ULA primes Delta IV Medium+ 4,2 rocket to launch AFSPC-4 mission

    Jason RhianJuly 22nd, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla — Colorado-based United Launch Alliance (ULA ) has one of the firm’s Delta IV Medium+ 4,2 rockets poised to launch several satellites on the AFSPC-4 mission for the U.S. Air Force. If all goes according to plan, the rocket will lift off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 37 […]

  • NASA Administrator reviews Orion’s prelaunch progress

    SpaceFlight InsiderJune 18th, 2014

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — In approximately six months, NASA’s Orion spacecraft will launch atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket for a two orbit, four hour trip beyond low-Earth orbit and back. This initial test flight, dubbed Exploration Test Flight-1 (EFT-1), is an integral step in NASA’s path to Mars and will show how Kennedy […]

  • Our Spaceflight Heritage: LRO and LCROSS turn five!

    Heather SmithJune 18th, 2014

    On June 18, 2009 at 5:32 p.m. EDT, a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket roared off the launch pad at Launch Complex 41. In so doing, it signaled the start of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS)  missions to the Moon. The LRO and LCROSS spacecrafts […]