Bruno said ULA is confident that Vulcan will be ready to fly Category C payloads by 2023.
Vulcan scores two new customers as ULA begins factory upgrades in preparation for the transition to Vulcan production.
Sierra Nevada Corp. announced Aug. 14 that it will use United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan launch vehicle for sending Dream Chaser cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station starting in late 2021.
ULA, SpaceX, Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman submit bids for national security launch procurement contract
ULA and SpaceX currently launch the bulk of U.S. national security satellites while Northrop Grumman and Blue Origin are looking to break in.
On the way to its target orbit, the Atlas’ Centaur upper stage rocket released a cubesat that was riding as a secondary payload.
An Atlas 5 carrying AEHF-5 lifted off at 6:13 AM EST from Space Launch Complex-41 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
The production of the third Delta 4 Heavy rocket under this contract is expected to be completed by January 2024.
The Air Force integrated a 12U cubesat on the Centaur’s aft bulkhead carrier.
ULA, and its parent companies Boeing and Lockheed Martin, stand virtually alone in their support of the FAA’s rules revision. Commercial launch players, meanwhile, continue to challenge the agency to make further changes.
30th Space Wing commander: “In order to achieve polar orbit there is no better place to be than Vandenberg."
A bipartisan amendment to strike Smith’s space launch provisions is expected to be offered by Colorado lawmakers Lamborn and Crow.
Fifty years after man’s first steps on the moon, the future of human exploration in the final frontier is at a critical turning point, ULA CEO Tory Bruno writes.
Under the LVPS contract, ULA in October 2018 was awarded three NRO missions