ULA sets up for rapid Order-to-Launch Campaigns to draw in new Customers

United Launch Alliance announced on Tuesday an initiative that could facilitate future launches on the company’s rockets within three months of an order being placed – the fastest Order-to-Launch Service in the industry, hoped to give the Colorado-based company an edge on the competitive launch market.

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Photos: Nighttime Delta IV Liftoff with GSSAP Satellite Pair

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket blasts off from SLC-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in a midnight hour launch on Friday to embark on a long ascent mission to deliver a pair of satellites for the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program directly into a drift orbit 36,000 Kilometers above Earth.

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Midnight Hour Blastoff for Delta IV Rocket with two Orbital Patrol Satellites

Thundering off from the United States Space Coast in a midnight hour launch on Friday, a ULA Delta IV embarked on a long mission to boost a pair of satellites into orbit for the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program – a ‘neighborhood watch’ effort by the United States Air Force to keep tabs on potential threats to U.S. space assets.

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Pair of Orbital Patrol Satellites ready for Launch atop Delta IV Rocket

Two satellites patrolling the Geostationary Satellite Belt are ready for launch atop a Delta IV rocket this Friday to join a similar satellite pair launched in 2014 as part of a “neighborhood watch” effort by the United States Air Force.

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Satellite Trackers keep Tabs on Orbital Moves of NROL-37 Spy Satellite

A Dutch-Australian team of satellite trackers has kept tabs on a recently launched U.S. spy satellite as it completed its initial maneuvers in a high orbit around Earth to enter a checkout location for commissioning activities ahead of entering operational service, supplying the NSA and other intelligence agencies with eavesdropping data.

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Photos: Delta IV Thunders off with heavy Intelligence-Gathering Satellite

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket gracefully climbed into the skies over Florida’s Space Coast on Saturday, embarking on a multi-hour mission to deliver a massive signals intelligence satellite to orbit for the U.S. Government.

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Delta IV Powerhouse blasts off with Largest Spy Satellite in the World

America’s most powerful rocket blazed into the skies over Florida on Saturday, lifting the classified NROL-37 satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office to join a fleet of signals intelligence satellites eavesdropping on foreign territories.

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Video: Delta IV Heavy Rocket blasts off with Signals Intelligence Satellite

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket gracefully climbed into the skies over Florida’s Space Coast on Saturday, embarking on a multi-hour mission to deliver a massive signals intelligence satellite to orbit for the U.S. Government.

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Uncooperative Weather scrubs Delta IV Heavy Launch after extended Countdown

Thursday’s Delta IV launch attempt with the classified NROL-37 satellite was scrubbed after an extended countdown due to uncooperative weather conditions on Florida’s Space Coast, not providing a lucky gap in clouds teams had hoped for throughout the day.

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Classified NROL-45 Radar Satellite spotted in Orbit by Satellite Trackers

The classified NROL-45 satellite has been found in orbit by satellite trackers who went into motion after the craft was launched on Wednesday to find the satellite in orbit and confirm its identity as a FIA Radar Reconnaissance Satellite.

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Delta IV successfully lifts classified Radar Satellite into Unique Backwards Orbit

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base before daybreak on Wednesday, soaring into a backwards orbit with a classified radar imaging satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

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