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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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  • ULA teammates use 3D printing to fight spread of COVID-19

    Apr 9, 2020, 14:05 PM
    United Launch Alliance is known for launching technologies that save lives on the battlefield. However, a group of engineers, and President and CEO Tory Bruno, are also producing equipment that could save lives in hospitals across the country as public health officials work to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus and COVID-19.
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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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  • Construction milestone achieved for Vulcan's launch platform

    Oct 24, 2019, 10:58 AM
    In a topping out ceremony that honored traditions in construction, the final beam has been hoisted atop the new Mobile Launch Platform (MLP) from which the next-generation Vulcan Centaur rockets will lift off.
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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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