United Launch Alliance

Delta IV M+(4,2)

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CEO: Tory Bruno Founded: 2006 Successes: 135 Failures: 1 Pending: 21

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.


Launch Vehicle

Delta IV M+(4,2)

Configuration: M+(4,2)
Family: Delta

Vehicle Specifications

Delta IV M+(4,2)
GTO: 5845
LEO: 10430
Length: 66.2 m
Diameter: 5.0 m
Launch Mass: 292k kg
Thurst: 4200 kN


GPS IIF-8 is a next-generation GPS satellite which provides navigational assistance for U.S. military operations on land, at sea, and in the air.

Launch Window

NET: July 16th 2011 - 06:41 UTC

Open: July 16th 2011 - 06:41 UTC

Close: July 16th 2011 - 06:41 UTC

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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral, FL





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