Tag Archives: United Launch Alliance

Shift in U.S. sanctions could ground Russian rocket engines: general

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Air Force would ground the Russian-built RD-180 engines that power its Atlas 5 rockets if a U.S. government review determines that several…

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U.S. private space companies plan surge in launches this year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – U.S. private space companies Space Exploration Technologies & United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin & BoeingN>, have scheduled more than 30 launches from…

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Aerojet wins U.S. contract to set standard for 3-D printed rocket engines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc on Tuesday said it has won a $6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to define the standards that will be used…

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Repaired SpaceX rocket to fly by early December, company says

(story corrects to remove reference to SpacePharma satellite, which is due to go on a after flight, paragraphs 5 & 6) By Irene Klotz JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Space Exploration Technologies,…

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Dazzling Rocket Launch Marks 100th Liftoff for United Launch Alliance

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket blasted a communications satellite into orbit today (Oct. 2), marking the 100th consecutive successful liftoff for the company. ULA, a joint venture…

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United Launch Alliance rocket blasts off with military satellite

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) – An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Florida on Wednesday to put a next-generation communications satellite into orbit for the U.S….

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Orbital ATK buys second Atlas rocket launch for space station run

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL (Reuters) – Orbital ATK Inc is buying a second Atlas rocket launch to fly supplies to the International Space Station for NASA while it redesigns…

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U.S., SpaceX focus on second stage engine to wrap up certification

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Air Force said on Monday it was on track to certify privately held SpaceX to launch U.S. military & spy satellites by…

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New U.S. spaceship set for Thursday test flight

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A new U.S. spaceship designed to fly astronauts to Mars & other deep space destinations is poised to blast off on an…

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