Delta IV Rocket Scrubbed, Next Attempt Will Be Saturday at 1:51 pm. ET.

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BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket carrying a classified satellite into space has scrubbed Thursday’s launch, next attempt will be on Saturday at 1:51 pm. ET

Like the satellite the rocket is carrying, the actual time of the launch is also classified within the five hour window.

Rocket/Payload:  A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy will launch the NROL-37 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

Date/Site/Launch Time: Thursday, June 9, 2016, from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Launch is planned for 1:59 p.m. EDT..

Launch Notes: NROL-37 will be the 32nd Delta IV mission since the vehicle’s inaugural launch in 2002, and the 10th NRO mission to launch on Delta IV.

Webcast: The live broadcast will begin at 1:31 p.m. EDT.

Mission Description: The mission will be launched for the National Reconnaissance Office in support of national defense.

The rocket is considered to be one of the nations most powerful .

The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, a joint organization between the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, is the agency responsible for the country’s spy satellite fleet and the launch is known as NROL-37.

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Currently, the satellite and rocket are stacked atop Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for the mission. “The spacecraft, launch vehicle and support systems are ready to support launch,” United Launch Alliance said in a statement to the press today.

The June 9 launch is the first of five national security space launches scheduled over the next four months, three aboard Delta 4 rockets and two on Atlas 5.

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ABOVE VIDEO: A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying NASA’s Orion spacecraft for Lockheed Martin successfully launches from Space Launch Complex-37. (United Launch Alliance Video)

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The United Launch Alliance Delta 4-Heavy rocket carrying a classified satellite into space, postponed for June 4, has been rescheduled for June 9, according to ULA. (ULA image)

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