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Craig Cooning: ULA Backs Development of 2 RD-180 Engine Replacement Options

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 …

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ULA’s Craig Cooning, Tory Bruno: RD-180 Ban Undermines Rocket Development Business Case

United Launch Alliance Chairman Craig Cooning and CEO Tory Bruno believe the congressional ban on RD-180 engines hurts the business case for further Boeing and Lockheed Martin investment on rocket development, SpaceNews reported Friday. Warren Ferster writes that the ULA executives have indicated the need for 14 of the Russia-made engines to participate in …

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Tory Bruno: ULA Plans Launch Infrastructure, Business Model Changes

United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno has outlined the Boeing–Lockheed Martin joint venture’s plans for the military space launch market over the next 20 years in an interview published Monday on Defense News. Aaron Mehta reports that Bruno pointed to new initiatives that work to address potential challenges from market entrants such as SpaceX and government …

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ULA Unveils Vulcan Rocket, Reusability Initiative for Future Launches; Tory Bruno Comments

United Launch Alliance has introduced its new Next Generation Launch System rocket called Vulcan that features many components designed to be reusable. The Boeing–Lockheed Martin joint venture said Monday it selected the Vulcan name as the result of an online poll that received more than a million votes. “More capabilities in space mean more capabilities here on …

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