SPACENEWS360.com: Layoffs Imminent At United Launch Alliance At Vandenberg AFB

By  //  March 3, 2017

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According to a credible inside source, major layoffs are about to occur at United Launch Alliance. Following the launch March 1, 2017 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, most if not all of the staff of ULA at VAFB will be laid off over a few months.

SPACENEWS360.COM – According to a credible inside source, major layoffs are about to occur at United Launch Alliance (ULA).

Following the launch March 1, 2017 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, most if not all of the staff of ULA at VAFB will be laid off over a few months.

Also, according to the inside source a key senior level manager is retiring in March. No replacement is known of at this time however, two mid level executives are under consideration.

The launch from VAFB was a National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) mission, NROL-79, stacked on an Atlas V (401) booster.  The launch was a success.

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This is big news as ULA still has a launch manifest, following NROL-79, on the west coast at Vandenberg. To process these launches, the inside source said that teams from the east coast will travel to VAFB to process the launch vehicle, payload and control the launch.

The inside source also reported that ULA will be changing its name.

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