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ULA Targets 2018 for Delta 4 Phase-out, Seeks Relaxation of RD-180 Ban – Space News

March 4, 2015

ULA intends to phase out all but the heavy-lift Delta 4 as early as 2018 as it seeks to sharpen its competitiveness in the face of a challenge by SpaceX.

Source: spacenews.com

ULA wants to continue using Russian RD-180 rocket engines for national security payloads, despite the fact that Congress has passed legislation mandating that they not be used beyond 2019.

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