United Launch Alliance

Delta IV M+(5,4)

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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+(5,4)

Configuration: M+(5,4)
Family: Delta

Vehicle Specifications

Delta IV M+(5,4)
GTO: 6565
LEO: 11700
Length: 70.7 m
Diameter: 5.0 m
Launch Mass: 404k kg
Thurst: 5860 kN


The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket launched the fourth Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft, formerly known as the Wideband Gapfiller Satellite. Built by Boeing, this geostationary communications spacecraft serves U.S. military forces.

Launch Window

NET: January 20th 2012 - 00:38 UTC

Open: January 20th 2012 - 00:38 UTC

Close: January 20th 2012 - 00:38 UTC

Watch the Launch

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral, FL





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