Governor Bentley to celebrate 100th launch and address employees at United Launch Alliance

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DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Governor Robert Bentley on Monday will travel to United Launch Alliance to address team members and present a proclamation honoring the successful completion of the 100th mission since the company formed in 2006.

The United Launch Alliance is a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company to provide reliable, cost-effective access to space for U.S. government purposes. ULA has successfully delivered satellites to orbit that provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, enable personal device-based GPS navigation and unlock the mysteries of our solar system. The Decatur facility houses ULA’s manufacturing, assembly and integration operations and employees 830 people.​