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Showing posts with label United Launch Alliance (ULA). Show all posts
Showing posts with label United Launch Alliance (ULA). Show all posts

Friday, June 12, 2020

Volga-Dnepr Delivers for First Stage of United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 Rocket for NASA’s Next Mars Rover Mission


Volga-Dnepr Delivers for First Stage of United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 Rocket for NASA’s Next Mars Rover Mission


Article Excerpt: "... The AN-124-100 ‘Ruslan,’ is the only aircraft large enough to carry the Atlas 5, and flew the 32-meter long rocket booster, from Huntsville, Ala., to its final launch location. In addition to the over-length piece, Volga-Dnepr also transported payload fairings and RD-180 engines for the special mission..."


Reference: www.aviationpros.com

Monday, June 8, 2020

ULA’s Tory Bruno on Plans to Launch Vulcan Centaur Rocket in 2021


ULA’s Tory Bruno on Plans to Launch Vulcan Centaur Rocket in 2021


Article Excerpt: "... The next-generation Vulcan rocket is undergoing assembly operations in Decatur, Ala., and features Blue Origin's BE-4 liquefied natural gas engines that have a thrust capacity of 1.1M pounds..."


Reference: executivebiz.com

Monday, May 25, 2020

Assembly of Mars rover’s rocket to begin this week


Assembly of Mars rover’s rocket to begin this week


Article Excerpt: "... The first stage of United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 rocket arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Skid Strip runway May 18 aboard a Ukrainian-built Antonov An-124 transport plane. The cargo aircraft carried the 107-f0ot-long (32-meter) Atlas first stage from Huntsville, Alabama, near ULA’s rocket factory in Decatur..."


Reference: spaceflightnow.com

Monday, May 18, 2020

Mysterious spaceplane launches. Return date, TBD


Mysterious spaceplane launches. Return date, TBD


Article Excerpt: "... The U.S. Air Force's mysterious X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle launched into space at 8:14 a.m. CDT Sunday. The spaceplane, propelled into space on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket..."


Reference: www.houstonchronicle.com

Saturday, May 16, 2020

For Its Next Mission, the Secretive X-37B Will Shoot Power from Space


For Its Next Mission, the Secretive X-37B Will Shoot Power from Space


Article Excerpt: "... The mysterious X-37B spaceplane will launch on its sixth mission tomorrow. For this mission, the Space Force is testing a solar power system that beams energy to Earth with a laser..."


Reference: www.msn.com

Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Falcon 9 just became America’s workhorse rocket

"While the other guys deliver press releases, we deliver astronauts."

The Falcon 9 just became America’s workhorse rocket


Article Excerpt: "... But SpaceX also made a huge, symbolic leap on Wednesday. With the latest Starlink launch, the Falcon 9 rocket has now launched 84 times. This surpasses the total flights by United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V rocket..."


Reference: arstechnica.com

Monday, March 23, 2020

Weather looks good for ULA Atlas V rocket launch from Cape Canaveral


Weather looks good for ULA Atlas V launch from Cape Canaveral


Article Excerpt: "... A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will fly into favorable skies when it lifts off from Cape Canaveral with a military communications satellite this week..."


Reference: www.floridatoday.com

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin opens $200M facility in Alabama


Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin opens $200M facility in Alabama


Article Excerpt: "... Blue Origin's new 350,000-square-foot Huntsville facility will produce heavy-lift BE-4 rocket engine, which will be used for Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket and the United Launch Alliance's Vulcan rocket, which is also being produced in north Alabama. Blue Origin is also expected to produce a variant of its BE-3 upper stage engine at the Alabama facility ..."


Reference: www.bizjournals.com

Monday, February 17, 2020

Mars 2020 rover arrives in Florida for final preps before summer launch


Mars 2020 rover arrives in Florida for final preps before summer launch


Article Excerpt: "... Over the next five months or so, crews will conduct a final assembly and more testing before the Mars 2020 rover can be enclosed in its aeroshell for the last time. The current plan has the rover launching to Mars in early..."


Reference: www.wtsp.com

Friday, February 14, 2020

Blue Origin's new rocket engine production facility opens in the Rocket City


Blue Origin's new rocket engine production facility opens on Monday


Article Excerpt: "... Blue Origin is opening its new rocket engine production center in Huntsville, Ala. on Monday, the company said today on Twitter. The new Huntsville facility will be able to produce its rocket engines at a much..."


Reference: yahoo.com

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

ULA Atlas V rocket launches Solar Orbiter


Brooks announces that Alabama rocket launches NASA Solar Orbiter


Article Excerpt: "... NASA’s Solar Orbiter was successfully launched atop United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Atlas V rocket,” Rep. Brooks said. “The Atlas V is built at ULA’s Decatur manufacturing facility..."


Reference: www.alreporter.com

Friday, February 22, 2019

Blue Origin Launches Huntsville Rocket Engine Plant


Blue Origin Launches Huntsville Rocket Engine Plant


Article Excerpt: "... "It's a great day here in Rocket City," said Bob Smith, CEO of Blue Origin. "Thanks to the votes of confidence from United Launch Alliance, from the Air Force for national security missions, and from Huntsville and the state of Alabama, we are breaking ground on a facility to produce our world-class engines and power the next generation of spaceflight."..."


Reference: www.constructionequipmentguide.com

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket company breaking ground on Alabama engine plant


Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket company breaking ground on Alabama engine plant


Article Excerpt: "... The plant to be located in Huntsville’s Cummings Research Park will manufacture Blue Origin’s BE-4 engine, which will power the next generation of rockets produced by United Launch Alliance in nearby Decatur. The engine, powered by liquid oxygen and liquefied natural gas, will end America’s reliance on a Russian engine for launching satellites ..."


Reference: www.al.com

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Up in the air: SpaceX, ULA launches postponed from Vandenberg Air Force Base


Up in the air: SpaceX, ULA launches postponed from Vandenberg Air Force Base


Article Excerpt: "... On Saturday, ULA released a statement noting that the new launch date and time would be provided after additional testing. “We continue to remedy the technical issues that caused the last scrub of the Delta IV Heavy, and are working with our partners, the National Reconnaissance Office and the U.S. Air Force, to ensure that we fly when it is safe to do so,” said Gary Wentz, vice president of government and commercial programs for ULA ..."


Reference: santamariatimes.com

Thursday, January 3, 2019

United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy carrying the NROL-71 mission


Launch of New US Spy Satellite Delayed to Early 2019


Article Excerpt: "... "The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy carrying the NROL-71 mission will launch no earlier than Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019," ULA representatives said in a statement."The mission will launch from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California ..."


Reference: www.space.com

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Northrop Grumman successfully completes first qualification test of new rocket motor for ULA Atlas V


Northrop Grumman successfully completes first qualification test of new rocket motor for ULA Atlas V


Article Excerpt: "... Northrop Grumman conducted its first ground test of a 63-inch diameter Graphite Epoxy Motor (GEM 63) Sept. 20 in Promontory, Utah. Utilizing advanced technologies, the company developed this new rocket motor for use on the United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle ..."


Reference: www.aerotechnews.com

Saturday, April 14, 2018

ULA notches another successful mission with flight of USAF payloads on AFSPC-11


ULA notches another successful mission with flight of USAF payloads on AFSPC-11


Article Excerpt: "... The April 14, 2018, AFSPC-11 mission was a classified one, however, carried out on behalf of the United States Air Force. The Colorado-based company’s AV-079 Atlas V lifted off at 7:13 p.m. EDT (11:13 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to deliver two U.S. Air Force payloads to a geostationary Earth orbit (GEO ..."


Reference: www.spaceflightinsider.com

Saturday, January 20, 2018

United Launch Alliance successfully launches Atlas V rocket


United Launch Alliance successfully launches Atlas V rocket


Article Excerpt: "... mission was launched aboard an Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) 411 configuration vehicle, which includes a 4-meter large Payload Fairing (PLF). The Atlas booster for this mission was powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 engine. Aerojet Rocketdyne provided the AJ-60A solid rocket booster (SRB) and RL10C-1 engine for the Centaur upper stage ..."


Reference: www.wptv.com

Friday, January 12, 2018

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches NROL-47 Mission for the National Reconnaissance Office


United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches NROL-47 Mission for the National Reconnaissance Office


Article Excerpt: "... A single RL10B-2 liquid hydrogen/liquid oxygen engine powered the second stage. The booster and upper stage engines are both built by Aerojet Rocketdyne. ULA constructed the Delta IV Medium+ (5,2) launch vehicle in Decatur, Ala. This is ULA's first launch in 2018 and the 124th successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006 ..."


Reference: www.prnewswire.com