Mighty Atlas Returns ULA to Flight, Delivers NROL-101 to Orbit

@ULALaunch #MightyAtlas successfully launches #NROL101 mission for @NatReconOfc. […]

NROL-101 Moves to NET Friday, Weekend Weather Outlook Looks Iffy

@ULALaunch & @NatReconOfc will wait until NET 6 Nov to launch #NROL101 mission. But the weather outlook heading into the weekend does not look promising. […]

ULA Aims for Wednesday Atlas V Launch of Secretive NROL-101 Mission

@ULALaunch will wait until Wednesday at 5:54 p.m. EST to launch @NatReconOfc #NROL101 mission, due to Environmental Control System (ECS) flow-rate reduction issue. Vehicle and payload remain healthy, ULA reports. […]

Smooth LRR Clears Atlas V for NROL-101 Launch at Sunset Tuesday

On Saturday, @ULALaunch wrapped up Launch Readiness Review (LRR) ops for @NatReconOfc’s #NROL101 mission, targeted for 5:58 p.m. EST Tuesday. […]

ULA Aims for Nov 3 Launch of Atlas V, NROL-101

@ULALaunch zeroes-in on Tuesday 3 Nov to launch #MightyAtlas for @NatReconOfc #NROL101 mission. […]

Atlas V for USSF-8 Mission Arrives in Florida, As ULA Manifest Shapes Up

@ULALaunch has welcomed #MightyAtlas hardware for @SpaceForceDoD #USSF8 mission to Florida. Launch targeted for early next year. […]

ULA Readies for NROL-101 Launch, Looks Ahead to 30th NRO Mission

@ULALaunch & @NatReconOfc are readying for #NROL101 mission later this fall, as #MightyAtlas hardware comes together for launch. […]

Mighty Atlas Launches Secretive X-37B Spaceplane for US Space Force

Atlas V lifts off from Cape Canaveral with the X-37B OTV spaceplane on the USSF-7 mission. Credit: ULA

Following a one-day scrub on Saturday, United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully despatched its third Atlas V of the year early Sunday, 17 May, to deliver the highly secretive X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) mini-shuttle into low-Earth […]

Atlas Rocket Stacked for May 16 Launch with X-37B Spaceplane

The X-37B mini-shuttle (left) has flown five missions since April 2010. Its sixth flight, which kicks off NET Saturday, 16 May, promises to be its most ambitious yet. At right, the Common Core Booster (CCB) is raised to the vertical in the doorway of the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) at Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41. […]

ULA Lofts AEHF-5 Military Sentinel to Orbit as Rocket Production Ramps Up to 'Record Setting Pace'

A ULA Atlas V ‘551’ rocket lifts off with the latest Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-5) military communications satellite on 8 August 2019. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / AmericaSpace.com

Almost five months since it last flew, United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully closed-out a gap in missions on Thursday, 8 August, when its Atlas V […]