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Europe's new Ariane 6 rocket set for July launch

After delays, Europe's return to launch market aims for cost-effectiveness

NASA greenlights bids for $444M facility support recompete

The aptly named COSMIC contract covers work at a pair of hubs focused on rocket engine testing and space structure manufacturing.

From Tragedy to Triumph, the Story of the Soviet Soyuz Capsule

The tragic end of Soyuz 1 highlighted the risks of the early space race

Boeing Starliner launch delayed by valve issue on Centaur Upper Stage

The Centaur Upper Stage suffered an anomaly, but the mission is now expected to proceed in late May after repairs

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ULA has an ambitious plan to ‘reuse’ Vulcan rocket: keep it in space

The heavy-lift rocket’s upper stage might extend its service as a tug or defender.

Rocket Lab won’t be ready to launch its new rocket by year’s end, documents suggest

This likely means a delay for the Pentagon’s effort to boost competition for rocket launches.

ULA's new rocket took off. But can it challenge SpaceX?

The Vulcan Centaur isn't reusable, which makes it harder to compete on price.

Final launch of Delta Heavy; the era of Vulcan fast approaches

As the Delta era concludes, ULA sets its sights on the future with the Vulcan launch vehicle.

The flexibility of rockets: Cygnus ready for a new ride

Antares, the rocket previously used for Cygnus missions, is undergoing upgrades to replace its Russian-built engines.

Vulcan soars on inaugural flight, peregrine’s moon mission in doubt

New launch vehicle replaces Atlas V and Delta IV, BE-4 engine makes debut

Europe needs launch capability

Ariane 6 poised for 2024 launch, panel highlights need for multiple launch sites, diverse subcontractors