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May 15, 2013, 21:49 ET

United Launch Alliance Launches 70th Successful Mission in 77 Months with the Launch of the GPS IIF-4 Satellite for the Air Force

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the fourth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-4 satellite for the U.S. Air...

Apr 05, 2013, 14:15 ET

United Launch Alliance Honors Three California-Based Suppliers with Small Business Excellence Award

 United Launch Alliance recently honored three California-based suppliers with a 2012 Small Business Excellence award for their support of the...

Mar 19, 2013, 19:26 ET
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-41 carrying the second Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO-2 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 5:21 p.m. EDT. This was the 3rd ULA launch of the year, the 37th Atlas V mission, and the 69th ULA launch since the company was formed in December 2006. SBIRS is a consolidated system intended to meet United States infrared space surveillance needs for decades to come. The SBIRS program addresses critical warfighter needs in the areas of missile warning, missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace characterization.  (PRNewsFoto/United Launch Alliance)

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches Second Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Satellite to Orbit for the U.S. Air Force

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the second Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO-2 satellite for the U.S....

Feb 11, 2013, 16:07 ET
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 10:02 a.m. PST with NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission payload. This was the 2nd ULA launch of the year, the 36th Atlas V mission, and the 68th ULA launch in just over six years.  (PRNewsFoto/United Launch Alliance)

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches Second NASA Payload in Just 12 Days

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) payload at 10:02 a.m. PST today...

Jan 31, 2013, 00:07 ET
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-41 at 8:48 p.m. EST with NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-K) payload.  (PRNewsFoto/United Launch Alliance)

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite payload

 A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-K) payload at 8:48 p.m....

Dec 11, 2012, 15:31 ET
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (Dec. 11, 2012) - A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off from Space Launch Complex-41 at 1:03 p.m. EST with the U.S. Air Force's third Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-3). This launch marks the 10th and last ULA launch this year, the 55th Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) mission, and the 66th launch since ULA was formed nearly six years ago. The OTV, also known as the X-37B, supports space experimentation, risk reduction, and concept of operations development for long duration and reusable space vehicle technologies. Photo by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance.  (PRNewsFoto/United Launch Alliance)

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches Third X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle for the Air Force

 A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the third Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-3) for the Air Force's Rapid...

Nov 28, 2012, 18:10 ET

United Launch Alliance Hosts NASA Administrator

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden today discussed the state of the nation's space agency, including science and human exploration, during his visit...

Oct 04, 2012, 15:12 ET

United Launch Alliance Delta IV Rocket Successfully Launches Global Positioning System Satellite for the U.S. Air Force

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-3 payload for the United States Air Force lifted...

Sep 21, 2012, 14:15 ET

United Launch Alliance Commemorates Decade of Successful Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Missions

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is commemorating a decade of Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) missions, in which the Atlas V and Delta IV...

Sep 13, 2012, 21:47 ET

United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket Successfully Launches Fourth Payload for the National Reconnaissance Office in Five Months

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch...

Aug 30, 2012, 06:23 ET

United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket Successfully Launches NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes Mission

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) spacecraft for NASA lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41...

Aug 06, 2012, 11:54 ET

United Launch Alliance Congratulates NASA on Flawless Mars Landing

 United Launch Alliance (ULA) congratulates NASA on the flawless landing of the Mars Science Lab (MSL) on the surface of Mars after a nearly...

Aug 03, 2012, 19:46 ET

United Launch Alliance Congratulates The Boeing Company on Selection for NASA Commercial Crew Integrated Capability Contract

United Launch Alliance (ULA) congratulates its partner, The Boeing Company, on today's announcement of NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability...

Aug 03, 2012, 19:41 ET

United Launch Alliance Congratulates Sierra Nevada Corporation on Selection for NASA Commercial Crew Integrated Capability Contract

 United Launch Alliance (ULA) congratulates its partner Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) on the selection for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated...

Jul 19, 2012, 17:57 ET

United Launch Alliance Completes Crucial Commercial Crew Development Milestone

 United Launch Alliance (ULA) today announced the completion of a crucial milestone in its on-going development and certification of the Atlas...

Jul 16, 2012, 20:59 ET

NASA Selects United Launch Alliance's Workhorse Delta II Rocket for Three Future Missions

 NASA's Launch Services Program announced today that it selected United Launch Alliance's (ULA) proven Delta II launch vehicle for three future...

Jun 29, 2012, 15:40 ET

United Launch Alliance Upgraded Delta IV Heavy Rocket Successfully Launches Second Payload in Nine Days for the National Reconnaissance Office

 A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space...

Jun 21, 2012, 13:08 ET

United Launch Alliance Launches 50th Successful Commercially Developed Atlas V and Delta IV Rocket

United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched the 50th commercially developed Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV), following the...

Jun 20, 2012, 10:14 ET

United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket Successfully Launches Payload for the National Reconnaissance Office

 A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch...

May 06, 2012, 21:22 ET

United Launch Alliance IAMAW Employees Ratify New Contract

United Launch Alliance was notified today, that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) representing its...