Delta 4 rocket finally takes off on oft-delayed military mission

Running five days late because of stormy weather and trouble with ground equipment, a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket finally thundered to life and climbed away from Cape Canaveral Monday, boosting three military satellites into orbit. (UPDATED)
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Atlas 5 lifts off with classified NRO satellite

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket roared to life and climbed away through a cloudless sky Thursday, kicking off a classified mission to boost a National Reconnaissance Office satellite into orbit.
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Delta 4 boosts GPS navsat into orbit

Running a day late because of bad weather, a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying a $245 million Global Positioning System satellite vaulted smoothly into space Friday in an ongoing push to modernize the globe-spanning navigation system for military and civilian users alike.
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Musk argues for competition in military launch contracts

In an ongoing debate over sky rocketing military launch costs, SpaceX founder Elon Musk told lawmakers Wednesday that allowing his company to launch high-priority military payloads would save taxpayers billions of dollars. Read More...

Atlas 5 boosts NASA comsat into space

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket rumbled to life and blasted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Wednesday evening, boosting a powerful NASA Tracking and Data Relay Satellite into orbit. Read More...

Delta 4 boosts secret military satellite into orbit (UPDATED)

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket, the most powerful in the post-shuttle U.S. inventory, boosted a top-secret National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite into space early Friday.
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Atlas 5 rocket launches classified military payload (UPDATED)

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket carrying a classified National Reconnaissance Office satellite blasted off Wednesday, successfully boosting its secret payload into orbit. Read More...

Atlas 5 rocket boosts military comsat into space

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket boosted a $1.7 billion military communications satellite into orbit Friday, the second in a planned constellation of advanced jam-resistant relay stations.
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Atlas 5 boosts military comsat into space

An Atlas 5 rocket boosted a powerful new communications satellite into space Friday evening, the first of five planned relay stations that will act like orbital cell phone towers for military personnel around the world. Read More...

Boeing selects Atlas 5 rockets for CST-100 test flights

Boeing will use United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rockets for initial test flights of the company's planned CST-100 spacecraft, a manned capsule being developed as a commercial venture in a NASA competition. Read More...

Delta 4 rocket boosts upgraded GPS satellite into orbit

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket blasted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station early Saturday, boosting an upgraded Global Positioning System navigation satellite into orbit for the Air Force. Read More...

Missile warning satellite boosted into space

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket successfully boosted a $1.3 billion missile early warning satellite into orbit Saturday after a picture-perfect liftoff from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Read More...

Atlas 5 rocket takes off on secret mission

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base early Friday carrying a secret National Reconnaissance Office payload. Read More...

Air Force Delta 4 rocket lofts secret satellite into space

A United Launch Alliance medium-class Delta 4 rocket boosted a secret National Reconnaissance Office satellite into space Friday, capping a busy week on Florida's Space Coast. Read More...

United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket boosts secret spy satellite into space

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy, the most powerful rocket ever launched from the West Coast, blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Thursday on a classified mission to boost a spy satellite in orbit. Read More...

Delta 4 rocket blasts off with spy satellite

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket blasted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Sunday to boost a National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite into orbit. Read More...

Delta 4 launch scrubbed because of temperature anomalies during fueling (UPDATED)

A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket carrying a classified National Reconnaissance Office payload was grounded Friday because of temperature anomalies detected during fueling (UPDATED with new launch date; problem resolution). Read More...

Advanced EHF comsat launched

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket boosted the first Advanced Extremely High Frequency military comsat into orbit Saturday. Read More...