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 […]

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. […]

Weather 70% Favorable, As ULA Aims for Delta IV Heavy Launch Early Saturday

@ULALaunch & @NatReconOfc are ready to launch #MajesticDelta & #NROL44 at 12:14 a.m. EDT Saturday. […]

ULA Now Targeting Midnight Launch of NROL-44 on Sep 26

Launch of NASA’s Parker Solar Probe atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida on 12 August 2018. Photo Credit: Mike Killian/AmericaSpace

ULA is now targeting the launch of the highly-secretive NROL-44 mission on their mammoth 235-foot-tall (72-meter) Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral no earlier than Sep […]

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. […]

NROL-44 Investigation Underway, As ULA Prepares for Last Delta IV Heavy Missions

As @ULALaunch works to resolve Hot Fire Abort issue & co-ordinate a new NET for #NROL44, only five more #MajesticDelta missions remain on the books. […]

Military Space Leaders Alarmed by Growing Russian and Chinese Anti-Satellite Threats

The spectacular new long March 11 has been characterized by some analysts as a potential multiple ASAT launcher that could sow the GPS constellation with small killer satellites. Photo Credit: www.news.cn

The latest intelligence from Russia and China is alarming top military and civilian space officials about multiple new antisatellite (ASAT) threats against […]

Fourth Atlas-V Spaceplane Launch Heralds X-37B Program Shift As Centaur to Deploy Naval Satellites at Higher Inclination

The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) at Vandenberg Air Force Base after completing 674 days in space. A total of three X-37B missions have been completed, totaling 1,367 days on orbit. OTV-4, launching on the AFSPC-5 mission May 20, is more focused on military spaceplane payload development instead of X-37B flight testing of […]

ULA Delivers Classified NRO Satellite to Orbit on Company's Second Launch in Less Than a Week

A ULA Atlas-V rocket launching a classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnassiance Office on May 22, 2014, from Cape Canaveral, Fla. Mission NROL-33. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / AmericaSpace

A classified top-secret satellite for the U.S. government made its way to space this morning, thundering atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas-V rocket […]

Downrange Radar Tracking Problems Push Secretive NROL-67 Launch to NET April 10

The classified NROL-67 has been delayed a third time and will not launch until at least April 10, 2014. Photo Credit: AmericaSpace / Alan Walters

An ongoing issue related to a fire with a radar tracking system downrange of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station has pushed back this week’s planned launch of a […]