ULA CEO Tory Bruno to Announce New Name and Details of America’s New Rocket at 2 p.m. MT


What:
Media are invited to participate in a news conference (remotely or in-person) on Monday, April 13, at 2 p.m. MT, during which United Launch Alliance (ULA) CEO Tory Bruno will unveil the Next Generation Launch System and its name, which was determined after more than one million votes were received March 23 – April 6.

ULA currently provides more than 70 percent of all the nation’s space launches. The Next Generation Launch System will impact the future of the space launch industry by making space more affordable and accessible, while continuing to deliver on ULA’s history of reliability and precision. This press conference will be the first time that details, including a model, about the Next Generation Launch System will be revealed.

Where: The news conference will take place at the 31st Space Symposium, which is held at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Media currently registered for the Symposium are invited to attend in person. The press conference will be held on the second floor of Broadmoor Hall in the Media Center.

Remote participants are invited to watch via webcast: http://www.ulalaunch.com

Satellite Coordinates: All times Mountain Time
TEST > 8:30 – 9:00 AM
BARS + TONE > 1:30 PM
PROGRAM > 2:00 – 3:00 PM

SATELLITE: Galaxy 17
TRANSPONDER: 18 Upper
BAND: Ku-Band Digital
ORBITAL POSITION: 91 degrees west
CARRIER: Intelsat
HD BANDWIDTH: 18 MHz
DOWNLINK FREQ: 14369 MHz (Horizontal)
UPLINK FREQ: 12069 MHz (Vertical)
SYMBOL RATE: 13
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DATA RATE: 17.9705
DVBS-QPSK
MPEG-2
AUDIO EMBEDDED


RSVP: Media interest in attending, please RSVP to jessica.f.rye@ulalaunch.com

About United Launch Alliance
With more than a century of combined heritage, United Launch Alliance is the nation’s most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA has successfully delivered more than 90 satellites to orbit that provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, enable personal device-based GPS navigation and unlock the mysteries of our solar system.

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