United Launch Alliance to Launch Delta IV Heavy Rocket from Cape Canaveral Thursday, April 20

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coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket is launching the NROL-68 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex-37 (SLC-37) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket is launching the NROL-68 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex-37 (SLC-37) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

Launch window will be announced in the coming days.

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket is launching the NROL-68 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.

When the United States needs eyes and ears in critical places where no human can reach – be it over the most rugged terrain or through the most hostile territory – it turns to the NRO.

The NRO is the Intelligence Community agency responsible for developing, acquiring, launching and operating America’s reconnais­sance satellites, as well as operating associ­ated data processing facilities in support of national security.

The NRO uses a variety of satellites to meet mission needs—from small sats to more tradi­tional, larger satellites. This allows the NRO to pursue a hybrid architecture designed to pro­vide global coverage against a wide range of intelligence requirements, carry out research and development efforts, and assist emergen­cy and disaster relief efforts in the U.S. and around the world.

The NRO never loses focus on who they are working to protect: our nation and its citizens.