Air Force Certifies SpaceX to Fly National Security Missions, Ending ULA Monopoly as DOD Launch Provider

Liftoff of the SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket to deliver the company’s sixth dedicated Dragon resupply mission to the International Space Station on April 14, 2015, at 4:10 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Today, it was announced that SpaceX is certified to compete for U.S. military and spy satellite missions. Photo Credit: John Studwell / […]

First GPS III Satellite Fully Integrated, Being Readied for Testing

An artist’s rendering of Lockheed Martin’s GPS III satellite in operation. Image Credit: Lockheed Martin

The development of the most advanced Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite ever built reached an important milestone within the last month. Lockheed Martin announced that the system module of its first next-generation GPS III satellite (Space Vehicle One, or […]

Delta IV Delivers GPS Satellite into Orbit

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium rocket launched right on time at 8:10 a.m. EDT with its GPSIIF3 payload. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / Zero-G News

A few weeks shy of the tenth anniversary of its maiden voyage, United Launch Alliance‚Äôs venerable Delta IV booster has triumphantly launched a new Global Positioning System […]