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.
The first half of 2020 has been sluggish for the commercial launch industry, but its problems can’t be explained solely by the coronavirus pandemic.
The engine Blue Origin delivered is a pathfinder engine to be used in tests.