ULA to Reduce Staff, Costs; Musk Wants to Launch Air Force Payloads

ULA’s Atlas V

ULA Says Workforce Reductions Will Help Cut Costs Space News

United Launch Alliance (ULA) will reduce its work force by 19 percent over the next few years as it weeds out unneeded overlaps in Atlas and Delta rockets and finds other efficiencies, ULA Chief Operating Officer Dan Collins said.

The head-count reduction, which follows a 16 percent staff cut over the past four years, should enable Denver-based ULA to reduce operating costs and offer reduced launch-service prices to its U.S. government customer, he said.

Collins said ULA, established in December 2006, has already surpassed its goal of cutting launch costs by 25 percent over the previous generation of rockets, and that more cost reductions are on the way….

(…) Read the rest of ULA to Reduce Staff, Costs; Musk Wants to Launch Air Force Payloads (704 words)

* * *

(C) Douglas for Parabolic Arc, 2011. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post

Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh

URL: http://www.parabolicarc.com/2011/01/02/ula-reduce-staff-costs-musk-barriers-entry-lowered/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *