Installing Welders for Upgraded Centaur
New weld stations going in at our rocket factory in ULA's Decatur, Alabama, factory, for the new, even more amazing Centaur upper stage for Vulcan Centaur. These are two of six planned stations for the new Centaur welders. Using new manufacturing tech will help us make our new rocket more capable and more affordable. Also visible are the integration, assembly and check out (IACO) area and primer booth for Delta IV production.
Vulcan Centaur: Purpose-Built for National Security Space
Secure, reliable access to space is vital to our national security. ULA is unleashing the energy of American ingenuity by developing Vulcan Centaur — a rocket purpose-built to meet all of the requirements of our our nation’s national security space launch needs.
Vulcan Centaur Flight Hardware Skin Milling
ULA's next-generation Vulcan Centaur rocket is purpose built to meet all of the requirements of our nation’s space launch needs and on track to launch in 2021.
Filmed in ULA's Decatur, Alabama, factory, this time lapse video shows skin milling of an aluminum panel for a liquid oxygen tank for the Vulcan Centaur's first launch.
Developing Vulcan Centaur
An update on the development of the Vulcan Centaur rocket, which is set to launch in 2021. Recorded April 8, 2019, at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Rocket Cam: Delta IV WGS-10
Rocket's eye view of the ULA Delta IV rocket successfully launching the 10th Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-10) mission for the U.S. Air Force on March 15, 2019.
Delta IV WGS-10 Launch Highlights
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the Air Force's WGS-10 mission lifts off from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on March 15, 2019. ULA has been the exclusive launch provider for all ten WGS satellites.
ULA Delta IV to launch WGS-10
ULA will launch the 10th Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-10) on a Delta IV Medium (5,4) on Friday, March 15, 2019. The launch is scheduled for 6:56 p.m. EDT from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station from Florida's Space Coast.
WGS-10 is the fourth Block II follow-on satellite and supports communications links in the X-band and Ka-band spectra. While Block I and II satellites can instantaneously filter and downlink up to 4.410 GHz, WGS-10 can filter and downlink up to 8.088 GHz of bandwidth. Depending on the mix of ground terminals, data rates and modulation and coding schemed employed, a single WGS satellite can support data transmission rates over 6 Gbps, and WGS-10 with its advanced digital channelized may support over 11 Gbps.
WGS-10 will be with eight flight of the Delta IV Medium+ (5,4) configuration. All launches in this configuration have delivered WGS missions to orbit. This mission will also be the 39th launch of the Delta IV since its inaugural launch in 2002.
Delta IV Heavy NROL-71 Launch Highlights
Lift off of a ULA Delta IV Heavy carrying a critical payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, NROL-71. The Delta IV Heavy lifted off from Space Launch Complex 6 on Jan. 19, 2019 at 11:10 a.m. PST.