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ULA to Support NRO Launch Mission Two Under $149M Contract Modification

United Launch Alliance has received a $149.4M contract modification to manufacture a Delta IV heavy-lift rocket variant for the U.S. Air Force’s National Security Space Launch program. The modification increases the total value of a previously awarded contract to $449.8M and tasks the Boeing (NYSE: BA)-Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint …

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Air Force Seeks Bids for Launch Service Procurement Phase 2 Contracts

The U.S. Air Force has issued a solicitation for the second phase of the Launch Service Procurement program, which seeks to award fixed-price contracts to two domestic commercial service providers that can launch national security payloads through 2027. “We must move forward now. We are answering Congress’ 2014 directive to …

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ULA to Help Launch Three Nat’l Security Space Missions Under $442M USAF Contract

United Launch Alliance, the joint venture of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has won a potential $441.7M contract to help the U.S. Air Force send three national security satellites into space with the Atlas V rocket. The contracting division at the Space and Missile Systems Center’s launch systems enterprise directorate …

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ULA to Help Launch First NASA Mission to Jupiter’s Trojan Asteroids; Tory Bruno Quoted

United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has been selected to provide launch services for NASA’s first mission to study the Trojan asteroids orbiting with Jupiter. ULA said Thursday it will deploy an Atlas V 401 rocket to send the Lucy spacecraft in October 2021 from Cape Canaveral …

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ULA Gets $152M Contract for Rocket Launch Services to NRO Mission; Tory Bruno Quoted

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) joint venture United Launch Alliance has received a potential $152.4M contract to produce a heavy rocket for the National Reconnaissance Office‘s Launch Mission One. The Defense Department said Wednesday ULA will help the agency launch the mission with a heavy configuration of the Delta IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle. The U.S. …

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Air Force Taps Northrop, ULA, Blue Origin for Rocket Prototype Dev’t OTAs

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin will build rocket prototypes under three separate other-transaction agreements with the U.S. Air Force in support of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. Northrop’s innovation systems business received a potential $791.6M OTA to develop the OmegA launch system and ULA …

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ULA Awarded $867M to Sustain Launch Vehicles for Air Force EELV Program

United Launch Alliance has received an $867M contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to maintain and sustain launch infrastructure for the Atlas V and Delta IV rockets that support national security space missions. Work also covers Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program management, mission integration and assurance, rocket depreciation and …

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Northrop-Built ICESat-2 Spacecraft Set for Sept. 15 Launch Under NASA Mission

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 10, 2018 — A Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) spacecraft is scheduled to launch Sept. 15 from Vandenberg Air Force Base to perform a mission for NASA that aims to collect data on Earth’s changing terrain, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The space agency said Wednesday the Ice, Cloud and land …

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NASA Picks Six Firms as Partners for Space Exploration Tech Dev’t Projects

Six companies have won contracts worth approximately $44 million combined from NASA to develop 10 technology platforms for space exploration. NASA said Thursday it selected the proposals through its Tipping Point solicitation that seeks to address the space technology mission directorate’s three technology focus areas through public-private partnerships. Those focus areas …

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Johns Hopkins APL Completes Clean-Room Prep on NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 3, 2018 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has completed its clean-room work to prepare NASA‘s Parker Solar Probe for launch after mating the spacecraft to Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) Star 48BV rocket motor and encasing it within its fairing, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The probe is set to …

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