The Vulcan launch system is a replacement under development by ULA to replace the Atlas-5 and Delta-4 families.
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.INFO WIKI
Tory Bruno said he is confident that Vulcan and first customer — Astrobotic’s Peregrine lunar lander — will be on the launch pad “by the end of next year.”
The first GEM-63XL motor for the ULA Vulcan Centaur’s strap-on boosters was successfully test-fired for approximately 90 seconds, sending 449,000 lbs of thrust along with bright fire, loud noise and vibration into the sunny desert sky on T…