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News and discussion about United Launch Alliance

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Upcoming Launches

Date, Time (UTC) Payload Vehicle
2024-03-28, 17:40 NROL-70 Delta IV Heavy
2024-05-01 Boe-CFT Atlas V N22
2024-05 USSF-51 Atlas V
2025 ViaSat-3 EMEA Atlas V 551

Updated 25 Mar. More details here.

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    Delta IV Heavy poster I made to commemorate it's retirement (3D model, render and editing by me)

    2 Comments
    2024/03/23
    22:19 UTC

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    Delta IV Heavy, NROL-70 launch updates and discussion

    The final flight of a Delta rocket, which traces its heritage back to the Thor ballistic missile, is scheduled for Thursday, 28 March at 17:40 UTC (1:40 PM EDT) ULA's Delta IV Heavy rocket will launch the NROL-70 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office. The payload is believed to be an [Orion reconnaissance satellite](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_(satellite\)) destined for geosynchronous orbit.


    #Watch the launch:


    #Updates:

    Date/Time (UTC)Info
    11 May, 2023ULA's R/S RocketShip delivered Delta IV Heavy's Common Booster Cores to Cape Canaveral.
    20 DecThe integrated Delta IV Heavy rocket was raised upright inside the Mobile Service Tower (MST) at SLC-37B.
    26 Feb, 2024The encapsulated NROL-70 payload was mated to its launch vehicle in the MST.

    #Information & Resources:

    Media:

    Useful Links:

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    2024/03/23
    19:23 UTC

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    Tory Bruno on X: "Centaur Vs stacking up in the Rocket Factory in Decatur. A beautiful sight… #VulcanRocket"

    2 Comments
    2024/03/18
    19:37 UTC

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    Tory Bruno on X: "Ok. By popular demand, here is a #ToryTimelapse of the last #DeltaHeavy getting stacked. Enjoy"

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    2024/03/16
    20:13 UTC

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    NRO on X: "LAUNCH UPDATE: It’s time for #TheFinalFarewell of the Delta IV Heavy. #NROL70 is scheduled to launch the final @ulalaunch #DeltaIVHeavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (@SLDelta45) on March 28."

    5 Comments
    2024/03/12
    15:08 UTC

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    Tory Bruno tweeted a nice graphic that showed the evolution of the Vulcan design.

    11 Comments
    2024/03/08
    22:16 UTC

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    The Creation of Vulcan: ULA's Mark Peller - NSF Live

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    2024/03/08
    17:20 UTC

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    ULA on X: "Today we begin stacking the 100th #AtlasV, but this flight will be unlike any of the previous. This rocket will launch @NASA @Commercial_Crew astronauts Butch Wilmore & Suni Williams on the Crew Flight Test (#CFT) for @BoeingSpace’s #Starliner to the @Space_Station!"

    37 Comments
    2024/02/21
    16:39 UTC

    36

    Atlas V booster separation [OC]

    8 Comments
    2024/02/17
    00:15 UTC

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    Vulcan Cert-1: Behind the Scenes with ULA's Launch Conductor Dillon Rice

    2 Comments
    2024/02/08
    14:20 UTC

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    Tory Bruno on X: "Nothing quite as pretty on a Wednesday morning as a brand new shiny #BE4 rolling over to get installed on the next #Vulcan..."

    87 Comments
    2024/02/08
    12:43 UTC

    141

    Tory talking about low vs high architecture

    81 Comments
    2024/01/31
    16:48 UTC

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    Lunchbox

    4 Comments
    2024/01/22
    22:27 UTC

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    ULA

    Has anyone here done the ula intership program and could tell me how long it took to hear back? I applied in December and still haven’t heard back or seen an update on my application on the website.

    3 Comments
    2024/01/22
    00:57 UTC

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    Astrobotic on X: "Peregrine and its payload teams have made a meaningful contribution to our lunar future, and we thank everyone who supported this mission. Courtesy of @ulalaunch, this video was captured from their #Vulcan rocket's payload fairing. Peregrine has flown so Griffin may land."

    7 Comments
    2024/01/20
    02:40 UTC

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    Not the hot take I was expecting to see today

    47 Comments
    2024/01/17
    16:22 UTC

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    Denver Visitors Center?

    I will be in Denver in the near future for work, and I'm wondering if there is any sort of visitor's center or museum at ULA HQ that a person can visit while there? Last year a small group of us were able to tour KSC in Florida, I'm hoping to make a rocket themed side-jaunt for a second year in a row.

    5 Comments
    2024/01/12
    15:29 UTC

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    Vulcan Infographic (by me)

    3 Comments
    2024/01/12
    08:19 UTC

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    Vulcan Cert-1 Rocket Cam

    3 Comments
    2024/01/10
    19:05 UTC

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    Tory Bruno on X: "Here's the #VulcanRocket #Cert1 Bullseye. Dead on, again. Not bad for a first flight..."

    5 Comments
    2024/01/09
    21:12 UTC

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    Some launch views from Vulcan.

    🎥: NASA/ULA

    1 Comment
    2024/01/09
    17:07 UTC

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    Vulcan Cert-1 Launch Highlights

    0 Comments
    2024/01/09
    11:12 UTC

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