spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Report: Boeing considering commercial Delta 4 launches
Posted: Sat, Apr 28, 2007, 11:35 AM ET (1535 GMT)
Delta 4 first launch cose-up image (Boeing) Boeing is considering returning the Delta 4 launch vehicle to the commercial market to help make up for weak government launch schedules, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. According to the article, the Air Force is asking Boeing to try and sell the Delta 4 commercially to make up for a shortfall in government launches later this decade, thus reducing the costs that would have to be shouldered by the government for its missions. While government Delta 4 launches are now run by the United Launch Alliance, the Boeing-Lockheed Martin joint venture that also operates the Atlas 5, commercial launches of the Delta 4 would be managed by Boeing Launch Services. Boeing withdrew the Delta 4 from the commercial market in mid-2003, citing weak launch demand. A company official said at a 2005 conference that Boeing was planning to return the Delta 4 to the commercial market that year, but the company quickly backed away from those claims.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief

"Monster" planet puzzles astronomers
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:14 AM ET (1514 GMT)

Chairman of House Science Committee to retire
Posted: Sun, Nov 5 10:13 AM ET (1513 GMT)

news links
Monday, November 20
Tucson Tech: Small-sat launcher Vector lining up launch sites
Arizona Daily Star — 1:51 am ET (0651 GMT)
Poroshenko said that Ukraine is a space power
The Stopru — 1:49 am ET (0649 GMT)
UK to clear the way for US space rocket launches in Britain
The Daily Telegraph — 1:47 am ET (0647 GMT)
‘PSLV built by domestic industry by 2020’
The Hindu — 1:43 am ET (0643 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list