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News Archive / Tagged: ULA

  • Vulcan rocket progresses towards first launch with pathfinder arrival

    Matt HaskellFebruary 13th, 2021

    Progress continues to advance for United Launch Alliance’s newest rocket, as the pathfinder for the Vulcan rocket arrived by the company’s cargo ship and was unloaded at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Saturday, February 15.

  • ULA set for second launch attempt of classified NRO payload

    Matt HaskellNovember 13th, 2020

    United Launch Alliance is set to re-attempt the launch of their Atlas V rocket and its NROL-101 payload for the National Reconnaissance Office on Friday evening. 

  • ULA set to launch classified spy satellite atop Atlas V, featuring first GEM 63 boosters

    Matt HaskellNovember 4th, 2020

    United Launch Alliance is set to launch their Atlas V rocket on Wednesday evening, November 4, launching the highly classified NROL-101 spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office from Cape Canaveral.

  • NROL-44 remains grounded following second hot-fire abort

    Sean CostelloOctober 1st, 2020

    With just 7 seconds remaining in the count, ULA’s Delta IV Heavy Terminal Count Sequencer Rack (TCSR) aborted the September 30, 2020 launch attempt, which was scheduled for 23:43 p.m. EDT.

  • ULA announces new launch date for NROL-44

    Cullen DesforgesSeptember 19th, 2020

    United Launch Alliance has set September 27, 2020 as the target date for the third launch attempt of the NROL-44 payload aboard their Delta IV Heavy Rocket, due to launch at 12:10 a.m. EDT. The launch window will last for approximately 90 minutes.

  • ULA set to launch mission for National Reconnaissance Office

    Matt HaskellAugust 26th, 2020

    United Launch Alliance is preparing to launch the NROL-44 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office atop their Delta IV Heavy rocket early Thursday morning. 

  • SES awards launch contracts to ULA & SpaceX

    Matt HaskellAugust 7th, 2020

    SES has contracted both United Launch Alliance (ULA) and SpaceX to fly its newest four C-band satellites into orbit in 2022.

  • Launch of USSF-7 scrubbed due to weather

    Sean CostelloMay 16th, 2020

    Despite the availability of two 10-minute windows, United Launch Alliance was unable to loft the USSF-7 payload atop their Atlas V rocket due to weather violations in the launch criteria.

  • ULA to launch the sixth flight of the X-37B

    Cullen DesforgesMay 15th, 2020

    United Launch Alliance will launch the USSF-7 mission early Saturday morning from Cape Canaveral for the United States Space Force.

  • 45th Space Wing preparing for back to back launches

    Matt HaskellMay 14th, 2020

    This weekend, the 45th Space wing at cape Canaveral Air Force Station is poised for a modern era record turnaround in launches, as it prepares to launch a United Launch Alliance Atlas V with the USSF-7 X-37B from LC-41 on Saturday, and a SpaceX Falcon 9 with Starlink satellites from LC-40 on Sunday.

  • Boeing to fly uncrewed Starliner mission for second time

    Theresa CrossApril 6th, 2020

    Boeing announced that Starliner would fly a second unmanned test mission in the Fall of 2020 from Florida due to an unsuccessful test flight in December of last year.

  • ULA launches final AEHF satellite atop Atlas V

    Theresa CrossMarch 26th, 2020

    Blue skies and light winds – they were near perfect conditions for a Florida afternoon launch.

  • ULA set to loft final Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite

    Patrick AttwellMarch 26th, 2020

    Poised for launch on Thursday March 26, 2020, an Atlas V rocket is set to lift the sixth and final Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite. The 2-hour long launch window opens at 2:57 PM EDT (18:57 UTC) and stretches until 4:57 EDT (20:57 UTC).

  • ULA Atlas V launch of AEHF payload delayed, NET March 21, 2020

    Theresa CrossMarch 10th, 2020

    The planned launch of the next United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, set to loft the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite built by Lockheed Martin, has been delayed to no earlier than (NET) March 21. 

  • Boeing releases video from recent OFT mission

    Cullen DesforgesJanuary 16th, 2020

    Boeing has released video from its failed attempt to send its "Starliner" spacecraft to the International Space Station.