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United Launch Alliance will launch 'Dream Chaser' space vehicle

The Dream Chaser spacecraft has a long-term ride to space. Builder Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) announced that United Launch Alliance (ULA) would heft the shuttle-like craft for six NASA cargo missions to the International Space Station, starting in 2021.

SpaceX and ULA share new Air Force launch contracts

Washington - The battle between military space juggernaut United Launch Alliance and its upstart rival SpaceX continues, with the two companies splitting a collection of launch contracts worth $739 million awarded by the Air Force on Tuesday.

SpaceX protests NASA launch contract — Lucy mission on hold

SpaceX has filed a protest over the award of a launch contract to United Launch Alliance (ULA) for a NASA planetary science mission, claiming it could carry out the mission for significantly less money.

Three companies to develop rockets for national security launches

The US Air Force has awarded three aerospace companies with a combined $2 billion in contracts to develop rockets capable of sending national security satellites into orbit for the U.S. government.

USAF certifies Falcon Heavy — orders satellite launch for 2020

Los Angeles - SpaceX's behemoth Falcon Heavy rocket has won U.S. Air Force's certification before even launching a second time, marking another milestone for CEO Elon Musk's space venture.

NASA to launch GOES-S weather satellite from Kennedy Space Center

We could end up seeing to rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida this week. On Thursday - a ULA Atlas 5 rocket is scheduled to launch an NOAA weather satellite into orbit, and SpaceX may also be launching a satellite.

Competition on the cost of a rocket heats up between ULA, SpaceX

Colorado Springs - After SpaceX's successful launch and recovery of a recycled Falcon 9 rocket booster, the discussion over the cost of rocket launches has heated up, with United Launch Alliance dropping the cost of its workhorse Atlas 5 rocket flights by about one-third.

NASA resumes space-station missions on Thursday

Cape Canaveral - Commercial resupply missions to the International Space Station are expected to resume Thursday with the launch of a Orbital ATK Cygnus capsule from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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Preparation for launch of the NROL-39 payload at Vandenberg s Space Launch Complex-3
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