The recent streak of launch scrubs proves that systems are working like they should, said Col. Douglas Pentecost.
Lockheed CFO Ken Possenriede: “We now have a price point that will allow ULA to get its fair share of awards over SpaceX"
Bruno has pitched the idea of a "strategic propellant reserve" to the National Space Council
Bruno: "This is is just shocking in terms of the scale and ubiquity of this threat."
While ULA builds the Atlas 5 for NROL-101 it also is working to get NROL-44 launched on a Delta 4 Heavy.
Brig. Gen. Cothern: What type of launch vehicles will be needed “depends on the threats."
ULA statement: “Initial indications were with a ground system, and we are working to confirm the exact cause."
The hot fire abort of NROL-44 happened three seconds before the Delta 4 Heavy was to lift off.
Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess: Three launches in a week has not been done in Florida since 2001
NROL-44 is the first of the final five missions to be flown by Delta 4 Heavy between now and 2024
Bruno said the recent Phase 2 contract awards show ULA's pricing is competitive.
Air Force to end agreements with Blue Origin and Northrop Grumman, prepares for launch contract protests
Following the Phase 2 decision, the Air Force is preparing for the possibility of contractor protests.
Commercial satellite operatorSES has selected SpaceX and United Launch Alliance to each launch two geostationary satellites designed to replace C-band capacity in the United States that the Federal Communications Commission is repurposing for 5G cellular networks.
Northrop Grumman developed the GEM 63 rocket motors under a cooperative agreement with United Launch Alliance.