ULA to Make University CubeSats Rides More Affordable and Accessible

Click here to watch live coverage of the CubeSat press conference. Coverage begins Nov. 19 at 9:30 a.m. MST.

What: Media are invited to participate in a news conference (remotely or in-person) on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 9:30 a.m. MT, during which United Launch Alliance (ULA) CEO Tory Bruno will unveil ULA’s new program that will transform the way our nation’s CubeSats are launched.

As America’s ride to space, ULA has launched 102 missions, including more than 60 secondary payloads, ranging from small CubeSats to large payloads, with 100 percent mission success. Additionally, ULA is making space more affordable and accessible, including innovative programs like its new Vulcan rocket and additive manufacturing efforts.

CubeSats are miniaturized satellites – originally designed for use in conjunction with university educational projects – and are typically 4” x 4” x 4” and approximately three pounds.

Where:    Colorado State Capitol West Foyer

Who: ULA CEO Tory Bruno
Colorado Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia
University of Colorado President Bruce Benson
University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip DiStefano

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

RSVP: Media interest in attending, please RSVP to jessica.f.rye@ulalaunch.com by Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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 100 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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