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US to Scrap Delta IV Launch Vehicle in Favor of Russian-Made Rocket

March 23, 2015

Washington DC (Sputnik) Mar 22, 2015 –
The use of the Delta IV space launch vehicle will be discontinued in favor of the Atlas V that uses the Russian made RD-180 rocket to launch US national security payloads into space, United Launch A


ULA can discontinue the Delta IV because SpaceX provides the alternative to the Atlas V that the government requires for national security payloads. This should save ULA a ton of money and make them more competitive with SpaceX.

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