, with a total value greater than US$8 billion.
Table 21: Company growth rates from launches
and expiries, 2005-11
At the Goddard Space Flight Center's Wallops Island facility, one of the oldest launch sites in the world, NASA launches
about 35 suborbital rockets a year.
has been selected by NASA Lewis Research Center for negotiations leading to two firm Atlas launches
and seven options for the Intermediate Expendable Launch Vehicle (IELV) program.
Minotaur I launches
have now put a total of 24 satellites into orbit.
General Dynamics has commitments for 30 launches
through the 1990s including 22 commercial and eight Air Force missions.
There have been ten successful launches
of Minotaur I and II vehicles to date.
CLS has commitments for 25 commercial launches
through the 1990s.
The particularly exciting news is that we now have two launches
that will be conducted back-to-back from the Spaceport.
UP Aerospace is scheduling up to 30 space launches
per year from New Mexico's "Spaceport America".
Today's successful launch of the newest member in our family of launch vehicles is a quality tribute to our factory team, our launch team and our suppliers as we begin the re-start of Atlas launches
from the Cape," said Michael W.