National Security After the SpaceX Explosion

Congress’s demand to cease using Russian engines may leave the military dependent on unproven rockets.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket breaks apart after launch from Cape Canaveral, June 28. PHOTO: RED HUBER/ZUMA PRESS

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The explosion of an unmanned SpaceX rocket after […]

SpaceX-United Launch Alliance push for re-use in rockets is part of larger space trend – Denver Business Journal

Colorado Springs — The images of a SpaceX rocket booster toppling over and exploding after nearly landing on an ocean barge isn’t just a spectacle. It’s also the highest-profile example of a trend reshaping aerospace.

Pushed by tight budgets and growing concern about orbits increasingly littered with debris from […]

United Launch Alliance Completes Crucial Commercial Crew Development Milestone

ULA Completes Reviews which Establishes Atlas V Design and Certification Baseline for Human Spaceflight

CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — United Launch Alliance (ULA) today announced the completion of a crucial milestone in its on-going development and certification of the Atlas V launch vehicle for human spaceflight. ULA successfully completed the fifth milestone of its Commercial […]

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 […]

United Launch Alliance Recognizes Centaur – Pioneering Space Launch for 50 years

Atlas LV-3C Centaur-A (Credit NASA)

Centennial, Colo., (May 9, 2012) – United Launch Alliance (ULA) recognizes the 50th anniversary of the Centaur upper stage, which flew its first test flight on May 8, 1962.

Although this video is of the Atlas, the Centaur is part of the Atlas Rocket System.

The Centaur rocket […]

United Launch Alliance Successful Flight of AV-031 AEHF-2 for the US Military


Liftoff of the United Launch Alliance Atlas-V-531 Rocket with the USAF’s AEHF-2 Spacecraft was at 2:42pm EDT local, SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

Successful spacecraft separation occurredat T+51 minutes and 18 seconds.

United Launch Alliance Press Release:

United Launch Alliance Marks 60th Successful Launch by Delivering the Advanced Extremely High Frequency-2 Satellite to […]

United Launch Alliance Announces New Human Launch Services Organization

Published: Monday, Apr. 9, 2012 – 4:10 pm

CENTENNIAL, Colo., April 9, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — United Launch Alliance (ULA) today announced the formation of a new organization that will focus exclusively on NASA’s human spaceflight programs.

ULA’s Human Launch Services organization will be dedicated to supporting NASA and its partners in the development of capabilities […]

Delta IV NROL-25 Launch Highlights

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV carrying the NROL-25 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office lifts off from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying a payload for the […]

Rocket’s launch delayed another day

By Janene Scully/Associate Editor 

The launch of a Delta 4 rocket carrying a top-secret spy satellite has been delayed again, moving the next liftoff attempt to Tuesday afternoon at the earliest, officials said Sunday afternoon.

The team had been aiming for launch at 4:04 p.m. today from Space Launch Complex-6 on south Vandenberg Air […]

U.S. Navy satellite launch scrubbed again

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) — A second attempt to launch a U.S. Navy communications satellite into space was scrubbed late Friday due to poor weather, a spacecraft-launch service said.

The next opportunity for an Atlas V rocket launch will be Wednesday, said United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp. and […]