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  • ULA’s Tory Bruno Suggests 'Block Buys' for Heavy Launch Services - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ULA’s Tory Bruno Suggests ‘Block Buys’ for Heavy Launch Services

    Tory Bruno, CEO of United Launch Alliance and a previous Wash100 Award winner, said the U.S. Space Force should do large-scale purchases of heavy launch services in preparation for a possible rocket shortage in the coming years, SpaceNews reported Thursday. Bruno cautioned that the U.S. national security launch program could be slowed down as a “perfect storm” has […] More

  • ULA Expects Completion of Vulcan Centaur Rocket in November - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ULA Expects Completion of Vulcan Centaur Rocket in November

    United Launch Alliance is close to completing the construction of its new heavy-lift rocket and the Boeing–Lockheed Martin joint venture expects to transport the vehicle from its factory in Decatur, Alabama, factory to the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida in November. Vulcan Centaur is on track for its inaugural launch in the first […] More

  • ULA’s Delta IV Heavy Brings NRO National Security Payload to Space - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ULA’s Delta IV Heavy Brings NRO National Security Payload to Space

    A National Reconnaissance Office payload took off on Saturday aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Delta IV Heavy rocket that launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California as part of the NROL-91 national security mission. “This mission was ULA’s 96th National Security mission and the NRO’s 10th mission on board a Delta IV Heavy launch […] More

  • SpaceX Gets Certification to Use Recyclable Boosters in National Security Launches - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SpaceX Gets Certification to Use Recyclable Boosters in National Security Launches

    SpaceX has received certification from the U.S. Space Force to launch classified intelligence, surveillance and early-warning satellites using previously flown first-stage boosters on its Falcon Heavy rocket, Bloomberg reported Thursday. The certification issued in June allows the company to use the recyclable side boosters in launching national security missions and the service branch said one […] More

  • Northrop Aims to Increase Rocket Booster Delivery Rate Through Factory Expansion Projects - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Aims to Increase Rocket Booster Delivery Rate Through Factory Expansion Projects

    Northrop Grumman has started a project to expand its manufacturing facilities in Magna, Utah, as the company aims to increase its throughput for solid rocket boosters by more than three times. The multiphase construction project will add areas for producing rocket motor cases and mixing and casting propellants, the company said Wednesday. Falls Church, Virginia-based […] More

  • Northrop to Increase GEM Solid Rocket Booster Production Under $2B Contract With ULA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop to Increase GEM Solid Rocket Booster Production Under $2B Contract With ULA

    Northrop Grumman has received a potential $2 billion contract from United Launch Alliance to ramp up production of Graphite Epoxy Motor and extended length variation solid rocket boosters for ULA’s Atlas and Vulcan Centaur launch vehicles. The multiyear contract with ULA will also allow Northrop to modernize and expand tooling and existing facilities, Northrop said […] More

  • Boeing’s Starliner Completes Uncrewed Orbital Flight Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing’s Starliner Completes Uncrewed Orbital Flight Test

    The Boeing-built CST-100 Starliner spacecraft returned to Earth Wednesday by landing at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, marking the completion of the vehicle’s unmanned Orbital Flight Test-2 mission to the International Space Station with NASA. “With the completion of OFT-2, we will incorporate lessons learned and continue working to prepare […] More

  • Boeing's Starliner Spacecraft Reaches International Space Station - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing’s Starliner Spacecraft Reaches International Space Station

    The Boeing-built CST-100 Starliner spacecraft completed its docking to the International Space Station Friday as part of the Orbital Flight Test-2 mission under a partnership with NASA. The reusable spacecraft reached the ISS a day after it launched atop a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, Boeing […] More

  • Boeing's Starliner Spacecraft Begins 2nd Orbital Flight Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing’s Starliner Spacecraft Begins 2nd Orbital Flight Test

    A Boeing-built reusable spacecraft carrying more than 800 pounds of crew supplies and cargo lifted off Thursday as part of the Orbital Flight Test-2 mission to the International Space Station under a partnership with NASA. The CST-100 Starliner spacecraft launched aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket from a space launch complex at Cape […] More

  • ULA Orders Over 110 Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10C-X Engines for Vulcan Centaur Rocket - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ULA Orders Over 110 Aerojet Rocketdyne RL10C-X Engines for Vulcan Centaur Rocket

    Aerojet Rocketdyne has received a contract from United Launch Alliance for the procurement of RL10C-X engines that will be used to power the upper stages of the latter’s Vulcan Centaur rocket. The Florida-based propulsion system manufacturer said Monday it will supply 116 engines to ULA under what is currently the RL10 program’s largest contract. ULA […] More

  • ULA, NASA Lift GOES-T Weather Satellite to Space - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ULA, NASA Lift GOES-T Weather Satellite to Space

    NASA and United Launch Alliance have launched the third satellite of a constellation designed to gather weather data for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The GOES-T unit, part of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite series, lifted off on Tuesday aboard ULA’s Atlas V rocket from the Florida-based Canaveral Space Force Station, NASA said Wednesday. […] More

  • ULA Nears Launch of 2 Situational Awareness Satellites for Space Force - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ULA Nears Launch of 2 Situational Awareness Satellites for Space Force

    United Launch Alliance is preparing to launch an Atlas V rocket with two U.S. Space Force satellites designed to support orbital situational awareness and national safety. The USSF-8 mission’s GSSAP-5 and GSSAP-6 satellites will fly to space and then operate from a near-geosynchronous orbit to inform orbital predictions under the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program, […] More

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