Bruno said ULA is confident that Vulcan will be ready to fly Category C payloads by 2023.
The award covers the launch operations costs for five classified NRO missions — NROL-44, NROL-82, NROL-91, NROL-68 and NROL-70.
The production of the third Delta 4 Heavy rocket under this contract is expected to be completed by January 2024.
The anomaly was detected during a routine mission assurance check.
Under the LVPS contract, ULA in October 2018 was awarded three NRO missions
NROL-68 is the second of three missions awarded to ULA under the Launch Vehicle Production Services contract.
WGS-10 was the second to last mission for the Delta 4 medium.
A NASA mission to travel closer to the sun than any previous spacecraft is on its way after a successful launch from Cape Canaveral Aug. 12.
The Air Force expects a replacement for the Delta 4 Heavy rocket will be ready by 2023, with one of several vehicles under development able to take its place.
The Delta 4 carrying the Wideband Global Satcom 9 satellite lifted off at 8:18 EDT.
The launch was scheduled for March 8, carrying WGS-9, the Air Force’s next Wideband Global Satcom satellite.
A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying two space surveillance satellites for the U.S. Air Force lifted off early this morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Friday's briefing starts with United Launch Alliance delaying until Saturday the launch of a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office