NASA Selects United Launch Alliance’s Workhouse Delta II Rocket for Three Future Missions

A ULA Delta II Rocket on SLC-2 Launch Pad, VAFB, CA

United Launch Alliance/ By United Launch Alliance Published: Monday, Jul. 16, 2012 – 6:02 pm

CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 16, 2012 — In the news release, NASA Selects United Launch Alliance’s Workhouse Delta II Rocket for Three Future Missions, issued 16-Jul-2012 by United Launch […]

Delta 2 among potential customers

By Janene Scully / Associate Editor /

NASA/Contributed Workers stack the Delta 2 rocket at Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in July for what once was expected to be the final blastoff for that rocket.

NASA has agreed to consider awarding future missions to the Delta 2 rocket, possibly extending […]

NASA Launches Mission to Study Moon From Crust to Core

Twin GRAIL Spacecraft Launch on Moon Mission The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory mission lifted off at 9:08 a.m. EDT Saturday bound for the moon, to study the lunar interior from crust to core and advance understanding of the moon's thermal evolution.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s twin lunar Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory […]

NASA’s GRAIL Launch Now Targeted for Saturday, Sept. 10

NASA's GRAIL Launch will insert twin satellites into a Moon Orbit, will launch on a ULA Delta II Heavy Rocket.

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 11:29:57 PM EDT

The launch of a Delta II rocket carrying NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior  Laboratory (GRAIL) has been postponed one day to allow additional time to review  […]

Twin GRAIL satellites ready for NASA lunar launch

September 3rd, 2011 by Chris GebhardtWith less than one week to go before the launch of the twin GRAIL lunar satellites from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, NASA has completed the pre-launch flight readiness reviews for both GRAIL and the veteran Delta II rocket which will propel the spacecrafts into their cruise to […]

A new look at the moon from two vantage points

The two spacecraft on NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory will work in tandem in a delicate dance, gathering data that will help scientists gain a better understanding of our nearest neighbor.

The two spacecraft on NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission. GRAIL-A and GRAIL-B are scheduled to arrive on New Year’s […]

Road trip takes satellite from Colo. to Vandenberg

By Janene Scully/Associate Editor |

Cargo set to launch from Delta 2 rocket in October

Ball Aerospace/Contributed Workers at Ball Aerospace and Technologies Co. work on the NPP environmental satellite, which recently arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

The first of a new generation of advanced weather satellites has finished the initial stage of […]

Duo are veterans of Delta rocket program

United Launch Alliance employees Bill Sobczak and Stephanie Gartrell have worked on the Delta rocket program at Vandenberg Air Force Base since the 1980s. The Delta program is marking its 50th anniversary in 2010. //Mark Brown/Staff

As the Delta 2 program marks a half century of launches this year, two workers at Vandenberg Air […]