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News Archive / Tagged: Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle

  • The alpha of the OmegA: Orbital ATK’s new rocket gains name

    Jason RhianApril 17th, 2018

    Dulles, Virginia-based Orbital ATK has announced the name of the company's new, large-class rocket: OmegA. This new launch vehicle is meant for the U.S. Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program.

  • Next Generation Launcher considered under U.S. Air Force’s EELV program

    Jason RhianMarch 24th, 2018

    The U.S. Air Force is considering Orbital ATK's Next Generation Launcher under its Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. What does this new launch vehicle look like? How tall will it be? What will it capable of? To find the answers to these questions, SpaceFlight Insider spoke with one of the officials responsible for the new booster's development.

  • SpaceX’s Falcon 9 breaks EELV monopoly

    SpaceFlight InsiderMay 27th, 2015

    It has been a long time coming for Hawthorne, California-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) — but that day has arrived. The company’s highly-successful Falcon 9 booster has been approved to actively compete under the United States Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program. 

  • SpaceX could be certified with the U.S. Air Force by Dec. 1

    Rae Botsford EndSeptember 18th, 2014

    It has been a long process, but California-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX ) might soon be certified for military launches, according to the head of U.S. Air Force Space Command Gen. John Hyten.

  • ULA’s purchase of RD-180 engines complies with sanctions, judge lifts injunction

    SpaceFlight InsiderMay 9th, 2014

    U.S. Federal Judge Susan Braden lifted the preliminary injunction that halted United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) purchase of the Russian-built RD-180 rocket engines. Officials for the U.S. State, Treasury and Commerce departments found no evidence to indicate that the engines, used in the company’s Atlas V family of launch vehicles, were in violation of government sanctions against […]

  • ULA selected to launch Solar Orbiter mission in 2017

    Paul Scott AndersonMarch 19th, 2014

    NASA’s next-generation mission to explore the Sun, Solar Orbiter, will be launched in July 2017 using an Atlas V rocket, it was announced yesterday. The rocket will be provided by the United Launch Alliance (ULA), which was awarded the United Launch Services contract after a competitive procurement which selected ULA from several possible launch providers.