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Lockheed Demonstrates Anti-Munitions Ground Laser System; Tory Bruno Comments

Lockheed Martin announced that in the past two months, it has tested its area defense anti-munitions system against free-flying Qassam-like rockets. During the demonstration in March and April, the ADAM system was able to destroy eight small-caliber rockets at 1.5-kilometer ranges, according to a Lockheed statement. “High-energy lasers complement kinetic energy systems …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Build Upper Stage Engine for ULA’s Vulcan Centaur Rocket

United Launch Alliance has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne to provide an upper stage engine technology to help power ULA’s Vulcan Centaur rocket. The space launch company said Friday Aerojet Rocketdyne will build RL10 propulsion systems and develop an RL10C-X variant as part of a 10-year partnership agreement between the companies. “Key determining factors to …

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L3 Chosen as ULA Vulcan Rocket Avionics Provider

L3 Technologies has agreed to be the exclusive avionics and services provider for United Launch Alliance‘s Vulcan Centaur rocket under a potential 10-year, $1 billion agreement. Both companies plan to combine design and manufacturing processes in an effort to customize technologies intended to help boost ULA’s launch service offerings, L3 said …

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ULA-Ball Aerospace-Space Foundation Team Launches Student, Intern-Built Rockets & Payloads

United Launch Alliance, Ball Aerospace and the Space Foundation have sponsored the launch of two rockets built by ULA interns with payloads that Ball interns and Colorado K-12 students created. ULA — a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin — said Sunday the event included efforts to launch the 50-foot-tall Future Heavy and 10-foot-tall Genesis rockets to simulate real-life …

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