Quick Facts

  • ULA is a 50-50 joint venture between Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company formed in 2006 to provide reliable, cost-efficient access to space for U.S. government missions.
  • United Launch Alliance brings together two of the launch industry’s most experienced and successful teams—Atlas and Delta—that have supported America’s presence in space for more than 50 years.
  • ULA program management, engineering, test, and mission support functions are headquartered in Denver, Colo.  Manufacturing, assembly and integration operations are located at Decatur, Ala., and Harlingen, Texas. Launch operations are located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.

  • The United Launch Alliance team consists of approximately 3,600 employees working at sites across the country. Job category functions include program management, engineering, test, manufacturing, launch site operations, mission and business support.

  • Atlas and Delta expendable launch vehicles carry payloads to space ranging from weather, telecommunications and national security satellites that protect and improve life on Earth, to deep space and interplanetary exploration missions that further our knowledge of the universe.
  • Launch customers include the Department of Defense, NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office, the U.S. Air Force and other organizations.
  • Atlas and Delta represent more than 100 years of combined launch experience.
  • Over more than 50 years, Atlas and Delta have launched approximately 1,300 missions.
  • ULA employs more rocket scientists than any other company in the world.