ULA interested in launching Atlas V or Delta IV from KSC

September 25th, 2012 by Chris Bergin and William Graham

As the United Launch Alliance (ULA) look forward to a potential surge in activity later this decade, the question of requiring additional launch infrastructure to cater for demand has led to discussions with the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The discussions may result in Atlas V or Delta IV rockets launching from a former Shuttle launch pad at Complex 39.

ULA At The Cape:

ULA currently launch satellites and spacecraft from both Cape Canaveral in Florida and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. However, they are currently working with two commercial crew partners – Boeing and their CST-100 capsule, and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), who are making progress on their Dream Chaser spacecraft.

Both Commercial Crew integrated Capability (CCiCap) funding initiatives winners have already opted to launch on a human-rated version of the ULA Atlas V rocket, should they win the ultimate prize of launching American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) later this decade.

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