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News Archive / Tagged: United Launch Alliance

  • Anomaly pushes Atlas launch back again

    Jason RhianJuly 11th, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla -- The launch of a ULA Atlas V rocket with the fifth AEHF satellite will have to wait a little longer before its flight.

  • Mars 2020 rover get rock-zapping SuperCam

    Jim SharkeyJuly 4th, 2019

    With its scheduled launch date just over a year away, work on NASA's Mars 2020 rover continues apace. In recent weeks, the rover has received MastCam-Z, its legs and wheels and its main robotic arm. and now one of the "big guns" of its scientific suite has been added to the rover.

  • Battery failure delays Atlas V launch until July

    Jason RhianJune 23rd, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V 551 rocket with the fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5) satellite for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center will have to wait a little longer before taking flight.

  • Booster core for historic CFT mission arrives in Florida

    Mike HowardJune 6th, 2019

    The booster core for a ULA Atlas V rocket, one tasked with a historic mission, emerged from the Delta Mariner transport ship after a voyage from the company's processing facilities located in Decatur, Alabama.

  • Stacking underway for next Atlas V launch

    Derek RichardsonMay 28th, 2019

    United Launch Alliance has begun assembling the Atlas V rocket that will be used to orbit the U.S. Air Force’s next advanced communications satellite.

  • Vulcan clears final review, could fly as early as 2021

    Jason RhianMay 22nd, 2019

    United Launch Alliance, along with the United States Air Force, has cleared the company's new Vulcan rocket to continue its journey toward flight.

  • Rocket Crafters taps long-time ULA contractor as preferred supplier

    Jason RhianMay 10th, 2019

    Rocket Crafters has signed a memorandum of understanding with RUAG Space regarding the production of fight hardware for sounding rockets.

  • GEM 63 completes 2nd static fire test

    Jason RhianApril 4th, 2019

    Northrop Grumman's new 63-inch Graphite Epoxy Motor (GEM 63) solid rocket booster has completed another landmark in the booster's progression toward flight.

  • GALLERY: Delta IV lights up night sky to send WGS-10 into space

    Derek RichardsonMarch 16th, 2019

    In one of its last flights, a Delta IV Medium rocket turned night into day as it raced toward orbit to send a military communications satellite into space.

  • NASA studying option to fly Orion EM-1 on commercial rockets

    Derek RichardsonMarch 14th, 2019

    The head of NASA told senators the first SLS flight would again be delayed and the agency is “considering all options” to get the program back on track.

  • ULA tapped to begin NASA mission to Jupiter’s trojan asteroids

    Joe LatrellFebruary 2nd, 2019

    NASA's Launch Services Program announced Feb. 1 that the agency's Lucy asteroid mission would be sent to space using an Atlas V rocket.

  • NASA’s Parker Solar Probe begins 2nd orbit of the Sun

    Jim SharkeyJanuary 31st, 2019

    Parker Solar Probe is pulling back the curtains of our parent star and is well on its way to rewriting humanity's understanding of how stars work.

  • Blue Origin breaks ground on new BE-4 engine production facility

    Cullen DesforgesJanuary 27th, 2019

    On Jan.25, 2019, Blue Origin broke ground on its new engine production and assembly facility in Huntsville, Alabama, about 25 miles from United Launch Alliance’s Decatur assembly facility.

  • Gallery: NROL-71 mission finally gets underway

    Derek RichardsonJanuary 20th, 2019

    After several scrubbed attempts, United Launch Alliance was finally able to launch its Delta IV Heavy rocket with the secretive NROL-71 payload.

  • NROL-71 kicks off ULA’s 2019 launch manifest

    Patrick AttwellJanuary 19th, 2019

    LOMPOC, Calif. — United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully completed its first flight of 2019. Today's launch utilized the largest rocket in the Colorado-based company's arsenal to send a classified payload into space. In doing so the company finally managed to move past a saga of delays.