UPDATE: ULA Delta IV Heavy Rocket Scheduled to Launch From Cape Canaveral on Sunday, Sept. 27

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Launch window opens at 12:10 a.m. ET

United Launch Alliance announced that the Delta IV Heavy rocket launch from Cape Canaveral on Saturday has been pushed back to Sunday, September 27. (ULA Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – United Launch Alliance announced that the Delta IV Heavy rocket launch from Cape Canaveral on Saturday has been pushed back to Sunday, September 27.

Launch window opens at 12:10 a.m. ET.

This will be 141st mission for United Launch Alliance and our 29th for the NRO. It is the 385th Delta launch since 1960, the 12th Delta IV Heavy and the 8th Heavy for the NRO.

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket will launch the NROL-44 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

In late August, ULA’s first attempt experienced an issue as the countdown began towards launch, the team called for an abort at three seconds left in the countdown. The three engines on Delta IV Heavy ignited but were shutdown 3 seconds before full power and lift-off. 

Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.

• Rocket: Delta IV Heavy
• Mission: NROL-44
• Launch Date: Sept. 27, with a launch period beginning at 12:10 a.m.
• Launch Location: Space Launch Complex-37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

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