ULA's Next Delta IV Heavy Arrives at Vandenberg Launch Pad for NROL-82 Mission

 ULA’s next Delta IV Heavy rocket now stands atop its West Coast launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for the upcoming NROL-82 mission. Photo credit: United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced today their next mammoth Delta IV Heavy rocket has arrived at its Space Launch Complex (SLC)-6 launch pad […]

ULA Aims for Dec 10 Launch with Long-Delayed NROL-44 Mission

NROL-44 will be the 12th flight of the gargantuan Delta IV Heavy. Photo Credit: ULA

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is now targeting Dec 10 to launch the long-delayed NRO-44 mission for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla, following repeated scrubbed launch attempts atop a Delta IV Heavy […]

Atlas V Moved Off Pad for Tropical Depression Eta, NROL-101 Launch NET Wed

Atlas V with NROL-101 awaits launch before being moved off the pad for Tropical Depression Eta. Photo: Jeff Seibert / AmericaSpace

ULA and their Atlas V rocket with its classified NROL-101 payload onboard will wait at least a few more days before another launch attempt, as the company has moved the booster off its […]

ULA On Track for Delta IV Heavy NROL-44 Launch on Aug 26

File photo of a previous Delta IV Heavy NRO launch from Cape Canaveral, FL. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / AmericaSpace

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is deep into processing for their next mission, following a very successful launch and deployment of NASA’s Rover ‘Perseverance’ to Mars recently on their workhorse Atlas V rocket.

Designated NROL-44, […]

5th Time the Charm, Watch ULA Launch NROL-52 from our Remote Cameras

LIFTOFF of the NROL-52 classified payload atop a ULA Atlas-V from SLC-41 on Cape Canaveral AFS Oct 15, 2017. Credits: AmericaSpace / Mike Killian

It took five tries, scrubbed x3 for bad weather and once for a technical issue, but ULA finally got the classified NROL-52 payload off the ground and into space, […]

ULA to Launch NROL-42 'Trumpet' Eavesdropping Satellite from Vandenberg Thursday

NROL-42 Mission Patch. Credit: NRO

ULA is all systems GO for a launch attempt tomorrow night, Sep 21, from Vandenberg AFB, CA with a classified surveillance satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), after completing a launch readiness review earlier today.

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PHOTOS: SpaceX Launches First Classified Mission, Lands Fourth Falcon on Dry Land

Liftoff of NROL-76 from pad 39A, the first SpaceX launch of a National Reconnaissance Office payload. Photo Credit: John Studwell / AmericaSpace

On May 1 at 7:15 a.m EDT, SpaceX and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) launched the NROL 76 spacecraft on a 58 deg. trajectory up the U.S. east coast, flying atop […]

NRO 76 Launch To Put SpaceX Deep In ULA Territory Sunday

NROL-76 will mark the first launch by SpaceX of a classified military payload, putting the company deep into ULA territory. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace

The National Reconnaissance Office NRO 76 mission set for liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center early Sunday Apr. 30, could introduce a new or upgraded class of […]

Vandenberg Atlas-V Lofts NRO-79 Ocean Surveillance Satellites

ULA kicked off a busy month of flights today with launch of the NRO 79 mission with two top secret Intruder ocean surveillance satellites on board an Atlas-V 401 rocket. Photo Credit: Robert Fisher / AmericaSpace

United Launch Alliance (ULA) kicked off a busy month of flights today with the apparent successful launch […]

Atlas-V NRO-79 Intruder Mission Readied For Wednesday Launch To Track Ships

The mission patch for the NRO 79 satellites has a woman warrior with an owl-eye “modification” and a Medusa shield to carry out “Victory With Intelligence” in Latin on the shield. Credit: NRO

The U.S. Air Force’s 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg AFB Calif., along with United Launch Alliance (ULA) and the National […]