Furlong, PA: Microwave Innovations manufacturer produces parts for the Delta IV Heavy rocket that launches national security missions

Furlong, PA (4/26/2021) – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying the NROL-82 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base. MICROWAVE INNOVATIONS provides rugged telemetry hardware, downlinking mission critical data to ground support teams in order to allow for assessment of vehicle dynamics. Through this work, MICROWAVE INNOVATIONS, supports American national security by making space launch for important payloads possible.

“Protecting American national security means having the ability to launch important payloads into space. MICROWAVE INNOVATIONS is proud to do our part to support the Department of Defense and the Space Force by manufacturing Telemetry Transmitters for ULA’s Delta IV rocket,” said MICROWAVE INNOVATIONS President.

“We are honored to launch another successful mission for the National Reconnaissance Office. The Delta IV Heavy has been America’s national security workhorse for decades, and we are proud of its track record of 100% mission success, and thankful that MICROWAVE INNOVATIONS has partnered with us to build critical national security infrastructure,” said Tory Bruno, President and CEO of United Launch Alliance.

The Delta IV Heavy is recognized for delivering high-priority missions for the U.S. Space Force, NRO, and NASA. The vehicle also launched NASA’s Orion capsule on its first orbital test flight and sent the Parker Solar Probe on its journey to become the fastest spacecraft in history while surfing through the sun’s atmosphere.


Microwave Innovations designs and builds telemetry transmitters, related supporting components, and systems for the Munitions, Aviation, Space and Launch telemetry programs. We have been providing solutions to these programs for over two decades. Some of these missions are the most demanding, and by employing our performance-proven product, your assured success is our success. Whether it be legacy, state-of-the-art telemetry, or a rapid development project, we can support your mission requirements, large or small. For more information, please visit; www.mi-telemetry.com, or call us at: (215)-348-9606


ULA is the nation’s most experienced and reliable launch service provider, with more than a century of combined heritage. ULA has successfully delivered more than 140 missions to orbit that aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, unlock the mysteries of our solar system, provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, deliver cutting-edge commercial services and enable GPS navigation.