Tag Archives: Centaur

ULA Sends Atlas V Rocket to Space Force for 5th SBIRS Satellite Launch

Atlas V transport

United Launch Alliance has shipped its Atlas V vehicle to the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida ahead of launching a Lockheed Martin-built satellite that will join a constellation of missile-warning spacecraft. An Atlas V 421 rocket will send the Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit 5 satellite to orbit on behalf of the Space and Missile Systems Center, ULA said Thursday.

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Air Force Taps Raytheon to Sustain Cross-Domain Multinational Data Sharing Platform

Air Force Taps Raytheon to Sustain Cross-Domain Multinational Data Sharing Platform - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Raytheon‘s intelligence, information and services business has received a potential five-year, $37.4 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to sustain a technology platform that helps multinational forces share intelligence data. The company will continue to perform sustainment work on the Cross Domain Enterprise All Source User Repository architecture and further …

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NanoRacks-ULA-Space Systems Loral Team to Study Rocket Conversion Into Space Habitats

NanoRacks-ULA-Space Systems Loral Team to Study Rocket Conversion Into Space Habitats - top government contractors - best government contracting event

A team comprised of NanoRacks, Space Systems Loral and United Launch Alliance will study the feasibility of converting rocket upper stages into habitats for low-Earth orbit and deep-space missions under a contract awarded by NASA. The Ixion Initiative Team aims to help NASA address risks associated with modules that are built on the ground and launched …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion System Backs Orbital ATK Cygnus Launch for SS Cargo Resupply Mission

Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion System Backs Orbital ATK Cygnus Launch for SS Cargo Resupply Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event

An Aerojet Rocketdyne-built propulsion system helped to launch a Orbital ATK-made Cygnus space vehicle onboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket to transport cargo to the International Space Station. The OA-6 flight's launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida Tuesday represents Orbital ATK's fifth cargo delivery mission to the ISS under the company’s Commercial …

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ULA, AF Develop Off-Site Vertical Integration for Indoor Lifting Operations; Jim Sponnick Comments

ULA, AF Develop Off-Site Vertical Integration for Indoor Lifting Operations; Jim Sponnick Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

United Launch Alliance has worked with the U.S. Air Force to implement off-site vertical integration on the Atlas V rocket’s Centaur upper stage and other structural components. The company said Tuesday OVI works to drive down the number of lifting operations at the Cape Canaveral Vertical Integration Facility and relocate them indoors …

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

ULA Unveils Vulcan Rocket, Reusability Initiative for Future Launches; Tory Bruno Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

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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Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Tool Helps Lift NASA Data Satellite Into Orbit; Steve Bouley Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne

An Aerojet Rocketdyne-made propulsion system worked to lift off an Atlas V rocket that carried a NASA communications satellite into space recently. Aerojet Rocketdyne provided 12 monopropellant thrusters, helium presurrization tanks and the RL10A-4-2 engine used on the rocket’s Centaur upper-stage structure, the company said Friday. NASA’s Tracking and Data …

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