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 […]

Aerojet Rocketdyne Signs Extension to Agreement with Russia's Fakel

The Hall-effect thruster aboard the European Space Agency’s SMART-1 mission. Launched in 2003, this became the first Hall thruster to be utilized beyond geosynchronous orbit. Photo Credit: ESA

Shortly after the completion of the $550 million Aerojet-Rocketdyne merger, the new company last week signed an extension to its teaming agreement with Experimental Design […]

Proposals Sought for Two NASA Space Telescopes

Two space telescopes given to NASA by the National Reconnaissance Office, both of which have characteristics similar to the Hubble Space Telescope (seen here), are being opened up for proposals for innovative uses. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA is looking into a variety of potential uses for two of the space agency’s space-based telescopes. […]