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Jan. 13, 2022

New facility provides DLA Energy Aerospace and Finance employees safer, healthier workplace

A new operations center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, will provide 104 DLA Energy Aerospace and Finance employees a well-equipped space to manage the worldwide acquisition of missile fuels, liquid propellants and other bulk industrial chemicals and gases, and separately their financial operations.

Oct. 14, 2021

DLA Energy Commander visits Texas aerostat site

Two miles east of the Rio Grande, high above the desolate South Texas chaparral land, tethered surveillance balloons, filled with helium from DLA Energy Aerospace keep watch. Observing the large, low-altitude aircraft, a DLA Energy team visited the Tethered Aerostat Radar System site at El Indio, Texas, Sept. 29. 

April 28, 2021

DLA Energy supports National Reconnaissance Office rocket launch

A Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a national security payload designed, built, and operated by the National Reconnaissance Office launched from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California April 26. DLA Energy supplied the liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen that powered the three United Launch Alliance rocket engines creating a combined total of more than 2.1 million pounds of thrust needed for liftoff.

Feb. 23, 2021

DLA Energy rocket propellant fuels NASA rover to Red Planet

Fueled by DLA Energy-supplied liquid oxygen and rocket propellant, NASA’s rover Perseverance safely touched down on Mars on Feb. 18 after a seven-month, 292-million-mile journey. Using thrusters fired with DLA Energy hydrazine, the $2.7 billion rover landed in an ancient lake bed called Jezero Crater. The Perseverance is on a two-year mission to find evidence of past life on Mars.

Aug. 6, 2020

DLA Energy fuels Mars rocket launch

Carrying equipment destined for Mars, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket fueled by DLA Energy blasted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, July 30. The rocket carried the $2.7 billion NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover in to space on a 300-million-mile voyage.

Aug. 27, 2018

Aerospace Energy supports NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

The Aerospace Energy division of Defense Logistics Agency Energy provided the High Purity Hydrazine for NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission which launched on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Rocket from the Kennedy Space Center, Aug. 12. On a journey to study the sun, the probe carried 178 pounds of HPH and the rocket carried almost 165 pounds of HPH in its upper stage.

March 16, 2018

Aerospace Energy supports medical research

When crucial medical research equipment was inoperative because it needed helium to function, a Harvard University associate professor turned to the Defense Logistics Agency Energy for support.

Nov. 30, 2017

DLA Energy Aerospace supports Delta II rocket launch

Defense Logistics Agency Energy Aerospace Energy provided the fuel for a Delta II rocket launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, Nov. 18.

July 1, 2016

Aerospace Energy contributes to Atlas V launch

Defense Logistics Agency Aerospace Energy personnel partnered with the Navy, Air Force and other organizations to provide the way for the 20-story tall Atlas V rocket launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, June 24.