United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy Rocket Launches From Cape Canaveral Successfully

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BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The United Launch Alliance Delta IV-Heavy rocket carrying a classified satellite into space successfully launched from Cape Canaveral on Saturday at 1:51 p.m. ET after Thursday’s launch was scrubbed due to inclement weather.

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: Saturday, June 11, 2016, from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Launch is planned for 1:51 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 was 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 11 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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The United Launch Alliance Delta IV-Heavy rocket carrying a classified satellite into space successfully launched from Cape Canaveral on Saturday at 1:51 p.m. ET after Thursday’s launch was scrubbed due to inclement weather. (ULA Image)

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