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  • NROL-101: Payload mounted atop Atlas V for launch

    Oct 26, 2020, 14:22 PM
    The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and the NROL-101 payload from the National Reconnaissance Office are joined together for their launch into space on Nov. 3.
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  • NROL-101: Wet Dress Rehearsal successful for Atlas V

    Oct 22, 2020, 14:52 PM
    An Atlas V rocket spent two days at the launch pad this week for a practice countdown to test flight and ground systems in preparation for the upcoming NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
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  • NROL-101: Atlas V 531 assembled at the VIF

    Sep 21, 2020, 06:50 AM
    An Atlas V rocket, the first to sport GEM 63 solid rocket boosters, is now stacked at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to launch the NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
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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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