Tory Bruno, the president and chief executive of United Launch Alliance, tweeted this infographic  July 29  depicting the Vulcan rocket's Atlas heritage. Credit: ULA.
Iridium Next satellite
The Eutelsat 9B satellite with its EDRS-A payload is shown in the anechoic test chamber of Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France. Credit: Airbus Defence and Space
Ariane 5 on a previous mission. Credit: Arianespace.
Retired Gen. Larry Welch, a former Air Force chief of staff, led the Broad Area Review 15. Credit: U.S. Air Force, Joseph Pagán
U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James.
Sea Launch lofts rockets from a floating platform in the Pacific Ocean. Credit: Sea Launch
A Delta 4 rocket from United Launch Alliance lifts the seventh WGS satellite into orbit for the U.S. Air Force on July 23. Credit: United Launch Alliance
SpaceX founder Elon Musk  made a splash in January when he announced plans to circle the globe with a consolation of Internet-delivery satellites. Since then, additional details have been relatively few and far between. Credit: SpaceNews illustration by Lance Marburger
Ariane 6 artist's concept. Credit: CNES
Just after T+2 minutes, the NASA announcer says "Everything coming back shows the vehicle on course, on track.” The Falcon 9 then appears to explode. Credit: NASA TV
Intelsat 34 is loaded into an Antonov 124 cargo aircraft for its flight from Moffett Field, California, to the Ariane 5  launch site in French Guiana. Credit: Intelsat
Gaele Winters, ESA director of operations and infrastructure. Credit: ESA, Jürgen Mai
Angara rocket. Credit: Khrunichev
Sea Launch platform carrying the Zenit-3SL rocket. Credit: Sea Launch
Ariane 5 carrying Star One C4 and MSG-4 lifts off from Europe's French Guiana spaceport. Credit: Arianespace

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