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  • New solid motors coming to Atlas in evolution to Vulcan Centaur

    Jul 21, 2020, 06:10 AM
    Building on the legacy of over a thousand Graphite Epoxy Motors (GEMs) that powered Delta rockets for 30 years, ULA has taken delivery of its first GEM 63 boosters from strategic partner Northrop Grumman to introduce a new era of solid motor propulsion into the Atlas V rocket system and prepare for Vulcan Centaur.
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  • New fairing for Atlas V is stepping stone to Vulcan Centaur

    Jul 13, 2020, 10:19 AM
    In another example of driving down cost while delivering the launch services our customers expect, ULA is transitioning to a new kind of payload fairing that is more affordable and easier to build. ULA technicians took delivery of the first one recently at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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  • Vulcan Centaur pathfinder validates launch site processes

    Feb 20, 2020, 07:51 AM
    United Launch Alliance engineers and technicians recently completed a successful pathfinder exercise to assess procedures and operations in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in preparation for the first Vulcan Centaur launch in 2021.
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  • GEM-63 Solid Rocket Booster Pathfinder Completed at VIF

    Jun 11, 2019, 04:37 AM
    A three-day rehearsal was successfully completed between United Launch Alliance and strategic partner Northrop Grumman to introduce a new era of solid motor propulsion into the Atlas V rocket system as a stepping-stone to Vulcan Centaur.
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