Category Archives: ULA

Workers of United Launch Alliance go on strike

Close to 600 workers of the United Launch Alliance have decided to go on strike in respect of the company’s latest contract. Workers of all the three sites have joined in to protest. The Workers are supposed to be the members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace workers or IAM who have reportedly…
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United Launch Alliance lost its position in favor to main competitor on the market

It is strange situation when present launch service provider is not joining contest for launching next generation GPS satellites and competitor captures the contract by default. It is surprising even more if we take under consideration that cooperation between U.S. Air Force and companies which later established ULA, under GPS program, lasted since launching first GPS satellite…
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Continued BE-4 Testing Leaves Fate of Vulcan Rocket Engine Up in the Air

United Launch Alliance is in the process of considering several engines for its Vulcan rocket. Representatives from ULA have previously stated that the BE-4 engine developed by Blue Origin was their top contender, but they have not made any formal decision. This lack of an announcement has led many to speculate that the Vulcan rocket…
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Busy weekend in space – WGS-9 launched, Dragon unberthed

It was busy time for NASA, SpaceX and United Launch Alliance. ULA managed to deliver to orbit WGS-9 military communications satellite on the top of the Delta IV, NASA and SpaceX performed successfully unberthing of Dragon cargo spacecraft from International Space Station. Launch of Delta IV was planned as part of program of updating communications…
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Atlas V arrived to Cape !

Busy time begins for United Launch Alliance and Orbital ATK service teams. Atlas V rocket, designated as launch vehicle for upcoming mission of Cygnus cargo spacecraft soon will arrive at Cape. Yesterday, on February 5, 2017, special ship delivered rocket to Port Canaveral. After week long journey, rocket was finally delivered in special container carefully…
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First commercial space station – ULA and Bigelow Aerospace announced agreement for partnership

After launching BEAM onboard of Dragon spacecraft Bigelow is convinced that their concept of inflating space station is well engineered - probably ULA shares this opinion because both companies announced about cooperation for future commercial space station. On April 11, 2016, in Colorado Springs United Launch Alliance and Bigelow Aerospace Colorado announced about their will for developing cooperation…
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Atlas V 401, IIF-12, RD-180 – successful combination for sure !

Next satellite joined today to GPS constellation after successful flight of Atlas V rocket launched from Complex 41 in Cape Canaveral. It is last from Block IIF generation GPS navigation satellites designed and manufactured by Boeing. On 31 October 2015 penultimate satellite was launched on atop of Atlas V in same configuration and now we…
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Cubesat for everyone – ULA statement during today’s press conference

During a press conference in Colorado, from ULA came the important declaration about supporting universities in their Cubesat satellite programs. Today in Colorado State Capitol on 0930 am MST was started open press conference organized by United Launch Alliance. Conference was started by Chris Chavez, Director of Government Affairs and Corporate Citizenship in ULA. Mr.…
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