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The United Launch Alliance has worked with the U.S. Air Force‘s 45th Space Wing to launch the third and fourth Orbital ATK-built Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program satellites aboard a Delta IV rocket. The Air Force said Friday the launch of the two GSSAP satellites is part of the AFSPC-6 mission to advance space situational awareness. The Air Force Space Command-operated […] More
United Launch Alliance has launched a national security payload into space Thursday as part of the National Reconnaissance Office‘s NROL-61 mission. The Boeing and Lockheed Martin joint venture said Thursday it launched the NROL-61 payload aboard the company-built Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Atlas V EELV 421 configuration was built to […] More
Tory Bruno, president and CEO of United Launch Alliance, has said he believes the passage of the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act would help pave the way for ULA to further develop the Vulcan rocket, Via Satellite reported Thursday. Caleb Henry writes House and Senate lawmakers work to reconcile through a conference the two versions […] More
The Energy Department‘s National Energy Technology Laboratory will invest $30 million in six selected Phase 2 projects to help develop technologies for gas turbine components and supercritical carbon dioxide power cycles. DOE said Wednesday it seeks technologies that work to help combined-cycle power plants meet a target thermal efficiency rating of 65 percent from its current efficiency rating of 61 […] More
United Launch Alliance, the 50-50 joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin, has deployed a payload into orbit to support the National Reconnaissance Office‘s NROL-37 mission for national security. ULA said Saturday the payload was launched aboard a Delta IV evolved expendable launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Stationin Florida Aerojet Rocketdyne provided three RS-68A […] More
NASA has completed a series of environmental and functional tests on software and systems in a Ball Aerospace & Technologies-built spacecraft designed to demonstrate a green propellant alternative to hydrazine. The space agency plans to launch in 2017 the Ball Configurable Platform-100 small satellite in an effort to carry and demonstrate the AF-M315E fuel as part […] More
Craig Cooning, president of the network and space systems division at Boeing, has said the company’s joint venture with Lockheed Martin will incrementally invest funds to help develop two potential domestic alternatives to the Russian RD-180 engine, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Stew Magnuson writes Cooning told a press briefing at the Satellite 2016 conference in Maryland that the United Launch Alliance will support the […] More
Paul Meyer, formerly executive vice president of Seabury Group‘s global aerospace and defense consulting business, has been named chief operations officer of the business unit. Meyer was most recently responsible for Seabury’s effort to execute various projects for aerospace and defense customers, the company said Tuesday. He helped the company form a Executives in Residence team […] More
  The government contracting industry experienced a robust period of mergers and acquisitions that reshaped its composition in 2015 and continued executive transitions between companies. As companies merge and new identities enter the market, some businesses face a challenge to fill vacant leadership positions. From time to time, GovCon firms of all shape and sizes […] More
A National Reconnaissance Office payload lifted off Wednesday onboard a United Launch Alliance-built Delta IV rocket as part of the NROL-45 mission in support of national defense. The payload“™s launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California marks the Boeing–Lockheed Martin joint venture“™s second launch this year, ULA said Wednesday. The Delta IV rocket used in the mission consists of a composite […] More
A telecommunications satellite that Boeing built for Intelsat lifted off Wednesday from a French Guiana spaceport aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. Intelsat 29e launched into space at 6:20 p.m. Eastern Time and began to transmit initial signals to a ground station nearly 40 minutes after liftoff, Intelsat said Wednesday. It is the first satellite in Intelsat’s EpicNG constellation […] More
Boeing and ASRC Federal have won separate contracts to perform research work on rocket engine technology for the U.S. Air Force, Space News reported Tuesday. Mike Gruss writes Boeing’s network and space systems unit received a $6.1 million contract and ASRC Federal secured a $3.6 million contract as part of the Air Force’s efforts to replace the Russian-made RD–180 engine for launching national security […] More
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