Tag Archives: Delta IV

Aerojet Rocketdyne Equipment Supports NRO Natl Defense Payload Launch

Aerojet Rocketdyne supplied equipment to support the deployment of a classified National Reconnaissance Office satellite which flew onboard a United Launch Alliance-built Delta IV rocket. The NROL-47 national defense mission satellite was launched with the help of an Aerojet Rocketdyne-developed RS-68A booster engine, RL10B-2 upper stage engine, 14 helium pressurization tanks and …

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Orbital ATK Backs ULA’s NRO Mission With Rocket Motors, Composite Structures

Orbital ATK supplied composite structures, motors and other components for a Delta IV rocket that United Launch Alliance launched Friday to bring a National Reconnaissance Office payload into space. Orbital ATK said Friday the Boeing–Lockheed Martin joint venture’s Delta IV rocket that took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California as part of …

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ULA’s Delta IV Sends NRO National Defense Payload to Space

A National Reconnaissance Office payload lifted off Friday at 2:11 p.m. Pacific time aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Delta IV rocket as part of the NROL-47 national defense mission. Will Crawford, NRO program manager at ULA, said in a statement published Friday the payload’s launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California marks the Boeing–Lockheed Martin joint venture’s 27th NRO …

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ULA’s Delta IV Rocket Launches 9th Boeing-Built WGS Military Comms Satellite Into Space

United Launch Alliance launched a Boeing-built satellite into orbit Saturday aboard a Delta IV rocket to provide military communications support for the U.S. military and six of the country’s allies. The ninth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite with  updated digital channelizers that are designed to nearly double the bandwidth of earlier satellites in the WGS system, Boeing said …

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ULA Postpones WGS-9 Military Satellite Launch to Fix Rocket Booster Glitch

United Launch Alliance has decided to postpone the scheduled March 8 launch of a follow-on Wideband Global Satcom satellite as the Lockheed Martin–Boeing joint venture works to resolve a first-stage booster glitch found on a Delta IV rocket during its prelaunch inspection. ULA said Saturday it now plans to launch the U.S. Air Force‘s WGS-9 satellite no earlier than …

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ULA’s Delta IV Rocket Sends 8th Boeing-Built WGS Military Comms Satellite Into Orbit

The Boeing-built Wideband Global SATCOM 8 satellite launched aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Delta IV rocket Wednesday to support global military communications. WGS-8 is equipped with a digital payload technology designed to offer almost twice as much bandwidth capacity as previous WGS satellites, Boeing said Wednesday. ULA said the satellite lifted off Wednesday from Space Launch Complex-37 …

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NASA Receives Lockheed-Built Heat Shield for Orion EM-1 Spacecraft

Lockheed Martin has delivered a heat shield for the Orion Exploration Mission-1 crew module to NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA said Saturday the heat shield was transported to KSC’s shuttle landing facility  Thursday from the company’s manufacturing facility in Denver via a Super Guppy aircraft. The agency offloaded and moved the technology to the Neil Armstrong …

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ULA, Air Force Launch 2 Orbital ATK-Built Space Situational Awareness Satellites

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. …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests SLS Engine at NASA Stennis Space Center

Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed additional tests on a development engine for a NASA launch vehicle at the Stennis Space Center to check the engine’s capacity to withstand a challenging operational environment. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday the RS-25 engine dubbed 0528 that NASA will use for the Space Launch System ran for 420 seconds on power levels that …

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ULA Launches NRO’s National Defense Payload Aboard Atlas V Rocket

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 …

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