The Eagerly Awaited Launch of Insight Lander by NASA – A Historical Landmark?

If things go as planned, the launching of NASA’s Interior Exploitation using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (Insight) lander will take place. The agency wants to ensure that there will be an interior exploration of the Red Planet. Its mission is to study what we call earthquakes here though on Mars. In addition to […]

The first of the Dream Chasers multiple missions will be in the fall or winter of 2020

Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems, also known as SNC, is currently preparing for the first launch of their Dream Chaser. A cargo vehicle set to launch sometime during 2020. Preparations include a decision on which rocket their future missions will use. The first of the Dream Chasers multiple missions will be in the fall or […]

Cygnus OA-7 mission delayed for at least two weeks

Launch was originally planned to March 9, but it was already postponed two times. Previously delay was caused by problems with one from hydraulic subsystems of the booster; ULA announced that Cygnus should be delivered to orbit on March 27. Now it seems that SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral will not be in use for at […]

NROL-79 delivered !

Atlas V performed flawlessly its 70th mission and delivered to orbit classified payload for National Reconnaissance Office. United Launch Alliance, operator of the Atlas V, decided to launch rocket in 401 configuration – payload was covered under 4 m payload fairing,  first core stage was not supported with boosters and upper stage was equipped with […]

GOES-R delivered by Atlas V for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

First from pair of new weather satellites designed and built by Lockheed Martin was delivered yesterday to orbit on atop of Atlas V rocket. Launch was performed from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral eighteen minutes before midnight. This could be good sum up of present position of ULA on the market – maybe SpaceX got CRS-1 […]

The United Launch Alliance Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

The position of the Chief Operating Officer for United Launch Alliance (ULA) has remained vacant for some time now. The former Chief Operating Officer (COO), Dan Collins, retired early this year after serving in that capacity for 11 years. The company has named John Elbon as the new Chief Operating Officer. John Elbon is not […]

United Launch Alliance lost its position in favor to main competitor on the market

It is strange situation when present launch service provider is not joining contest for launching next generation GPS satellites and competitor captures the contract by default. It is surprising even more if we take under consideration that cooperation between U.S. Air Force and companies which later established ULA, under GPS program, lasted since launching first GPS satellite […]