Justin Ray is the former editor of the space launch and news site Spaceflight Now, where he covered a wide range of missions by NASA, the U.S. military and space agencies around the world. Justin was space reporter for Florida Today and served as a public affairs intern with Space Launch Delta 45 at what is now the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station before joining the Spaceflight Now team. In 2017, Justin joined the United Launch Alliance team, a commercial launch service provider.
It's one completed, 14 flights to go this year for United Launch Alliance and its fleet of Atlas and Delta rocket families.
A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket launched the new Wideband Global SATCOM 5 satellite into space on May 24, 2013.
The new SBIRS GEO-2 satellite is the latest addition to the U.S. military's missile defense grid.
The $1 billion Advanced Extremely High Frequency 2 satellite is vital to future military communications.
The next-generation U.S. weather observatories will be deployed by United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rockets.
The NROL-25 mission will be the first of four clandestine spy satellites launched by the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office in 2012.
A new Russian cargo freighter is set to launch to the International Space Station on Jan. 25.
A U.S. military satellite successfully reached geosynchronous orbit after a remarkable rescue.
A Russian robot cargo ship will dock at the space station today, just hours before the launch of shuttle Endeavour.
The clandestine satellite NROL-27 will launch from Florida tonight for the National Reconnaissance Office.
The top-secret payload aboard a U.S. Delta 4-Heavy rocket was a replacement satellite for the nation's surveillance and security network, amateur sky-watchers say.
A European Ariane 5 rocket's flawless Dec. 29 launch capped a string of successful flights for the rocket family in 2010.