Large patch with 4 images depicting the new United Launch Alliance Vulcan Pathfinder
- Top left graphic - The first liquid oxygen (LOX) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks for Vulcan Centaur’s Pathfinder Tanking Test (PTT) are both complete.
- Top right graphic - A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan Centaur PTT booster rolls out of our Decatur, AL factory and heads to R/S RocketShip to begin its journey to Cape Canaveral, FL for site testing of our next-generation rocket.
- The two bottom graphics - The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan Centaur PTT booster getting ready for Launch Vehicle on Stand (LVOS) at the Cape. The Pathfinder will test the procedures, handling hardware and clearances for maneuvering the massive stage into the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF). The pathfinder uses hardware that readies the team and ground facilities for future launch campaigns.
Vulcan is the first launch vehicle designed by ULA, which adapts and evolves various technologies previously developed for the Atlas V and Delta IV rockets of the USAF's EELV Program. The Vulcan booster will have a 5.4 m (18 ft) outer diameter to support the methane fuel burned by the Blue Origin BE-4 engines. The first stage propellant tanks will contain liquid methane and liquid oxygen propellants.
Vulcan's upper stage is the Centaur V, an upgraded variant of the Common Centaur/Centaur III currently used on the Atlas V. A version of the RL-10 engine with an nozzle extension, the RL-10CX, will be used on the upgraded Vulcan Centaur to support a variety of National Security Missions.
Dimensions: 6in x 4in. Silk finish with iron-on back.