ULA to develop the Atlas IV

ULA to develop the Atlas IV

Decatur, AL--To keep the Atlas series of rockets alive, ULA has revealed the "Atlas IV",  which is an improved version of its predecessor, the "Atlas V". The "Atlas IV" will have 2 RD-180 engines, making up 4 nozzles, along with a 4 engine centaur upper stage. The rocket can be outfitted with up to 9 SRBs and can be painted delta II blue if the customer would like. The payload capacity is similar to the "Vulcan Centaur", but just a little bit cheaper.