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ULA successfully launches first U.S. Space Force payload

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has completed its 134th successful launch, continuing its perfect track record with a mission today for the U.S. Space Force. This is the first ever dedicated mission for the Space Force, a new branch of the U.S. armed forces dedicated to the defense and protection of America’s strategic assets in space. The payload today was the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite that has been deployed for U.S. defense customers, though the original five...
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ULA successfully launches first US Space Force payload

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has completed its 134th successful launch, continuing its perfect track record with a mission today for the U.S. Space Force. This is the first-ever dedicated mission for the Space Force, a new branch of the U.S. armed forces dedicated to the defense and protection of America’s strategic assets in space. The payload today was the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite that has been deployed for U.S. defense customers, though the original five...
Tags: TC, Space, Cdc, America, Tech, Earth, United States, Telecommunications, Spaceflight, Ula, Aerospace, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Tory Bruno, United Launch Alliance ULA, Space Force


Space Force to Get the Hell Off of Earth

The U.S. Space Force is scheduled to launch its first mission to space in a two-hour window beginning at 2:57 p.m. ET on Thursday from Cape Canaveral, sending a communications satellite into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Earth, Military, US military, Satellites, Spaceflight, Ula, United Launch Alliance, Cape Canaveral, Space Force, U S Space Force, Atlas V


Watch ULA’s first dedicated rocket launch for the U.S. Space Force live

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) has a mission today, launching a specialized secure communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force. That’s the new space-focused arm of the U.S. military that was officially formed last year, in response to what the administration has characterized as a growing need to ensure America’s assets in space are properly defended. The launch today is set to take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, with a lift-off time set for 2:57 PM EDT (11:57 AM PDT). The roc...
Tags: TC, Space, Florida, America, Tech, Atlas, United States, Telecommunications, Lockheed Martin, Spaceflight, Ula, Aerospace, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Cape Canaveral, U.S. Air Force


Boeing's launch of a new spaceship for NASA went awry, and the vehicle no longer has enough fuel to reach the International Space Station

On Friday, Boeing launched its new CST-100 Starliner spaceship built for NASA astronauts into orbit for the first time. However, Starliner encountered a problem about half an hour into its flight that prevented the mission from adjusting its course to reach the International Space Station on Saturday morning. No people are on board the Starliner — just some cargo and a crash-test dummy named Rosie. It's a demonstration mission meant to show NASA the ship is safe to carry astronauts. SpaceX, a ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Ula, Boeing, Business Insider, Rosie, Don, Cape Canaveral Florida, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


'Starliner is not in its planned orbit': Boeing launched its first spaceship designed for NASA astronauts, but the historic mission has suffered a problem

On Friday, Boeing launched its new CST-100 Starliner spaceship built for NASA astronauts into orbit for the first time. However, Starliner encountered a problem about half an hour into its flight that prevented the mission from adjusting its course to reach the International Space Station on Saturday morning. No people are on board the Starliner — just some cargo and a crash-test dummy named Rosie. It's a demonstration mission meant to show NASA the ship is safe to carry astronauts. SpaceX, a ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Russia, US, Trends, Ars Technica, Nasa, Earth, Ula, Boeing, Business Insider, Eric Berger, Rosie, Don, Cape Canaveral Florida


NASA says Boeing's new spaceship for astronauts is ready to launch on an historic maiden flight this Friday

On Friday, Boeing plans to launch its new CST-100 Starliner spaceship into orbit for the first time atop a United Launch Alliance rocket. No people will ride inside the space capsule on this flight: It's a demonstration meant to show NASA the vehicle is safe to taxi astronauts to and from space. NASA said Wednesday Starliner should lift off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 6:36 a.m. ET on December 20, dock with the International Space Station a day later, and return to Earth on December 27. NAS...
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NASA’s mission to once again fly astronauts from U.S. soil readies for key milestone with Friday launch

NASA and partners Boeing and the United Launch Alliance (ULA) are gearing up for a crucial milestone moment on Friday: The ‘Orbital Flight Test’ (OFT) of the Boeing Starliner CST-100 Crew Capsule. The capsule, a spacecraft designed to carry astronauts on board from U.S. soil for the first time since the end of the Space Shuttle program, will be launched on an Atlas V rocket provided by ULA – without anyone on board this time, but in a mission that is one of the last key steps before astronaut...
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NASA’s mission to once again fly astronauts from US soil readies for key milestone with Friday launch

NASA and partners Boeing and the United Launch Alliance (ULA) are gearing up for a crucial milestone moment on Friday: The “Orbital Flight Test” (OFT) of the Boeing Starliner CST-100 Crew Capsule. The capsule, a spacecraft designed to carry astronauts on board from U.S. soil for the first time since the end of the Space Shuttle program, will be launched on an Atlas V rocket provided by ULA — without anyone on board this time, but in a mission that is one of the last key steps before astronaut...
Tags: TC, Space, Florida, Science, US, Tech, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Iss, Spaceflight, Ula, Aerospace, Boeing, Space Station


SpaceX's biggest rivals are about to test-launch a new astronaut space taxi for the first time

On Friday, Boeing plans to launch its new CST-100 Starliner spaceship into orbit for the first time atop a United Launch Alliance rocket. No people will ride inside the space capsule on this flight: It's a demonstration meant to show NASA the vehicle is safe to taxi astronauts to and from space. Starliner should lift off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 6:36 a.m. ET on December 20, dock with the International Space Station a day later, and return to Earth on December 27. NASA funded the vehicle...
Tags: Spacex, Youtube, Russia, America, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Demo, Ula, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Ccp, Rosie, Don, Cape Canaveral Florida


Watch the U.S. Air Force launch a new satellite live right here

It's been an eventful week for spaceflight, with the biggest news being the hotly anticipated launch of the Soyuz rocket carrying a pair of NASA astronauts going smoothly on Thursday, but we're not done yet. The U.S. Air Force is about to close out the week with the launch of a shiny new Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) communications satellite, and it's using a Delta IV rocket from United Launch Alliance to make it happen. The launch, which will be the second Delta IV launch from ULA th...
Tags: Florida, Science, Australia, Nasa, Canada, United States, Air Force, Ula, United Launch Alliance, U S Air Force, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Wideband Global SATCOM


Blue Origin Breaks Ground on Rocket Engine Factory in Huntsville, Alabama

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ rocket company Blue Origin has officially started construction on a Huntsville, Alabama facility that will produce engines for its New Glenn two-stage, partially reusable launch system, as well as the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan Centaur, Engadget reported.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Science, Technology, Rockets, Jeff Bezos, Ula, Blue Origin, Glenn, Vulcan, New Shepard, Huntsville Alabama, New Glenn, Vulcan Centaur, Private Space Flight, United Launch Alliance ULA Vulcan Centaur Engadget


Rocket carrying US spy satellite blasts off from Vandenberg

A United Launch Alliance rocket carrying a secret spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 19. The launch, which went according to plan, could be seen for miles from the Lompoc-area launch site due to crystal clear skies. “Just watched the #vandenberg rocket launch with the hubs…and actually got him to sing #rocketman with me when it lifted off. Seriously, this is going to be good day,” wrote Twitter user ...
Tags: Twitter, Business, California, US, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Pasadena, Ula, Aerospace, Delta Iv Heavy, United Launch Alliance, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Vandenberg, National Reconnaissance Office, Lompoc


Look in the sky for Delta IV Heavy rocket launch Tuesday night from Vandenberg Air Force Base

LOS ANGELES — The twice-delayed launch of a rocket carrying a reconnaissance satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County is scheduled Tuesday night, potentially giving the Southland a holiday-season aerial light show. According to United Launch Alliance, it will try again to launch the rocket at 5:57 p.m. The Delta IV Heavy rocket will be carrying a secretive satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. Rocket launches from Vandenberg, particularly those...
Tags: Business, Spacex, News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Earth, Soccer, United States, Lockheed Martin, Santa Barbara County, Ula, Aerospace, Boeing, Delta Iv Heavy, United Launch Alliance


Rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base reset for Saturday night

LOS ANGELES – The scheduled launch of a rocket carrying a reconnaissance satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County that was originally scheduled for Friday, has been reset for Saturday, Dec. 7. The launch is now scheduled for 8:06 p.m. Prior launches from Vandenberg have created spectacular light displays over the Southern California and the southwestern United States. The United Launch Alliance rocket was initially set to take off at 8:19 p.m. Friday, but rough...
Tags: Spacex, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Lockheed Martin, Santa Barbara County, Local-news, Ula, Boeing, Delta Iv Heavy, United Launch Alliance, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Vandenberg, Falcon, Southern California


NASA's first moon landings in nearly 50 years may happen in 2019. The agency thinks these 9 companies can get it to the lunar surface.

It's been nearly half a century since NASA last landed a spacecraft on the lunar surface. On Thursday, the space agency announced it is offering up to $2.6 billion in contracts to nine American companies in hopes of landing on the moon by 2022. NASA wants the companies to submit bids to fly the agency's experiments aboard commercial moon landers. The administrator of NASA hopes the program will help forge a "robust marketplace" for faster, lower-cost commercial exploration of the moon and eve...
Tags: Elon Musk, Israel, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Ula, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Falcon Heavy, Cape Canaveral Florida, Littleton Colorado, Mojave California, Peregrine


NASA's first moon landings in nearly 50 years may happen in 2019. The agency thinks these 9 companies can get them to the lunar surface.

It's been nearly half a century since NASA last landed a spacecraft on the lunar surface. On Thursday, the space agency announced it is offering up to $2.6 billion in contracts to nine American companies in hopes of landing on the moon by 2022. NASA wants the companies to submit bids to fly the agency's experiments aboard commercial moon landers. The administrator of NASA hopes the program will help forge a "robust marketplace" for faster, lower-cost commercial exploration of the moon and eve...
Tags: Elon Musk, Israel, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Ula, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Falcon Heavy, Cape Canaveral Florida, Littleton Colorado, Mojave California, Peregrine


NASA is offering private companies up to $2.6 billion to get the US back to the moon's surface

It's been nearly half a century since NASA last landed a spacecraft on the lunar surface. On Thursday, the space agency announced it is offering up to $2.6 billion in contracts to nine American companies in hopes of landing on the moon by 2022. NASA wants the companies to submit bids to fly the agency's experiments aboard commercial moon landers. The administrator of NASA hopes the program will help forge a "robust marketplace" for faster, lower-cost commercial exploration of the moon and eve...
Tags: Elon Musk, Israel, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Ula, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Falcon Heavy, Cape Canaveral Florida, Littleton Colorado, Mojave California


NASA will pay private companies up to $2.6 billion to get the US back to the moon for the first time in nearly 50 years

It's been nearly half a century since NASA last landed a spacecraft on the lunar surface. On Thursday, the space agency announced it is offering up to $2.6 billion in contracts to nine American companies in hopes of landing on the moon by 2022. NASA wants the companies to submit bids to fly the agency's experiments aboard commercial moon landers. The administrator of NASA hopes the program will help forge a "robust marketplace" for faster, lower-cost commercial exploration of the moon and eve...
Tags: Elon Musk, Israel, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Ula, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Falcon Heavy, Cape Canaveral Florida, Littleton Colorado, Mojave California


NASA administrator: 'The US is returning to the surface of the moon, and we're doing it sooner than you think!'

The last time NASA landed a spacecraft on the moon was in December 1972. The US space agency says it's about to announce "moon partnerships" with American companies to return to the lunar surface. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine claimed the new moon missions will occur "sooner than you think!" NASA is withholding details of the announcement until Thursday, but Business Insider has independently confirmed some information. If NASA's stunning landing of a car-size robot on Mars didn't alread...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Ula, Boeing, Falcon Heavy, Business Insider, Peregrine, United Launch Alliance ULA, Astrobotic Technology, Astrobotic


Watch the Last Delta II Rocket Carry ICESat-2 Into Space

NASA’s last Delta II rocket blasted into the atmosphere from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Saturday carrying the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), Space.com reported, in the rocket’s 155th and final mission.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Technology, California, Nasa, Rockets, Ula, United Launch Alliance, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Blue Origin, ICESat, Icesat 2, Delta II, Farewell Delta Ii


SpaceX's biggest rival has a 'genius' plan to cut its rocket-launch costs by more than 70%

SpaceX turned heads around the world on February 6 with the first launch of Falcon Heavy. The 230-foot-tall rocket's three boosters helped push Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster into space, peeled off after running low on fuel, and then careened toward Earth. Two of the 16-story boosters rocketed to a safe landing (the third fell into the ocean), and the flight was hailed as a huge success. It proved SpaceX could lift twice the payload to space for about 25% of the cost of its closest competitor while...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Cbs News, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Lockheed Martin, Ula, Boeing, Delta Iv Heavy, United Launch Alliance, Falcon Heavy, Tesla Roadster, Vulcan, Bruno, Musk s SpaceX


SpaceX's list of competitors is growing — here are 9 futuristic rockets in the pipeline for the new space race

Once the butt-end of rocket industry jokes, SpaceX has completely disrupted the world's market for launches with high-performance, increasingly low-cost, and ever-more-reusable rockets. Founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk in 2002, SpaceX did not have an easy start — it was bordering on bankruptcy in 2008 after three failed launches. Today the aerospace company has about $10 billion worth of launches booked, built the world's most powerful operational rocket, and touts an ambitious goal to colonize...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Earth, Las Vegas, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Ula, Boeing, Delta Iv Heavy, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Blue Origin


SpaceX faces a growing list of competitors in the new space race — here's what their futuristic rockets will do

Once the butt-end of rocket industry jokes, SpaceX has completely disrupted the world's market for launches with high-performance, increasingly low-cost, and ever-more-reusable rockets. Founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk in 2002, SpaceX did not have an easy start — it was bordering on bankruptcy in 2008 after three failed launches. Today the aerospace company has about $10 billion worth of launches booked, built the world's most powerful operational rocket, and touts an ambitious goal to colonize...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Earth, Las Vegas, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Ula, Boeing, Delta Iv Heavy, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Blue Origin


SpaceX's biggest rival has a 'genius' plan to cut its rocket launch costs more than 70%

SpaceX turned heads around the world on February 6 with the first-ever launch of Falcon Heavy. The 230-foot-tall rocket's three boosters helped push Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster into space, peeled off after running low on fuel, and then careened toward Earth. Two of the 16-story boosters rocketed to a safe landing (the third fell into the ocean), and the flight was hailed as a huge success. It proved SpaceX could lift twice as much payload to space for about 25% of the cost of its closest competi...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Lockheed Martin, Ula, Boeing, Delta Iv Heavy, United Launch Alliance, Falcon Heavy, Tesla Roadster, Vulcan, Bruno, Musk s SpaceX, CEO Tory Bruno Delta IV Heavy


Is Apple iPhone X anticipation hurting demand for the iPhone 8 models?

Apple iPhone X may be hurting sales of other iPhones, Nintendo issues an update to the Switch console, rockets (and balloons!) to the moon? The post Is Apple iPhone X anticipation hurting demand for the iPhone 8 models? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Ula, Bigelow Aerospace, DT Daily, Apple iPhone X, Apple iPhone 8 Plus, Nintendo Switch update


NASA launches satellite to relay data from Hubble, ISS and other spacecraft

 NASA launched a new satellite on Friday morning, aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral. The launch occurred at just before 8:30 AM ET, after a brief delay form its original planned launch due to a minor technical issue with the booster that was promptly corrected by the launch team. The satellite, TDSRS-M, will make its way to orbit and then add its… Read More
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Spacex and Boeing are both on track for 2018 manned flights

Boeing and SpaceX have indicated that they are on track to hit target launch dates in 2018. A July 20 report released by NASA shows that SpaceX is still targeting an unmanned test flight in February 2018 and a crewed flight in June 2018, and Boeing is aiming to launch an unmanned test flight in June 2018 and a crewed flight in August 2018. Boeing also plans to conduct pad abort tests in early 2018. SpaceX plans to launch its Dragon 2 on an upgraded version of the Falcon 9 rocket known as Block ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Nasa, International Space Station, Innovation, Lockheed Martin, Ula, Boeing, Falcon, United Launch Alliance ULA, Boeing Orbital


SpaceX explains why it lost an Air Force space bid to ULA

SpaceX has revealed why it lost an Air Force space mission contract to United Launch Alliance — the rocket it used for the bid isn't ready. The Air Force awarded the STP-3 mission to Centennial, Colo.-based ULA last week, selecting it over the competing bid from Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Inc. Details of the bids are kept confidential, but Elon Musk’s company said in an email Monday that the Air Force STP-3 mission's performance requirements led SpaceX to propose using a Falcon...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Air Force, Ula, United Launch Alliance, Centennial Colo, STP, Elon Musk s Space Exploration Technologies Inc, Air Force STP


SpaceX explains why it lost an Air Force space bid to ULA

SpaceX has revealed why it lost an Air Force space mission contract to United Launch Alliance — the rocket it used for the bid isn't ready. The Air Force awarded the STP-3 mission to Centennial-based ULA last week, selecting it over the competing bid from Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Inc. Details of the bids are kept confidential, but Elon Musk’s company said in an email Monday that the Air Force STP-3 mission's performance requirements led SpaceX to propose using a Falcon Heavy…...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Air Force, Ula, United Launch Alliance, Centennial, STP, Elon Musk s Space Exploration Technologies Inc, Air Force STP