NROL-44 launch now targeting September 26, 2020

Michael Howard

September 17, 2020

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United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Heavy is now scheduled to launch the National Reconnaissance Office's L-44 mission during a 94-minute window on September 26.

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ULA's Atlas V rocket departs from Space Launch Complex 41 to deliver AEHF-6 to orbit.  Photo credit: Scott Schilke / We Report Space

ULA Launches AEHF-6 For U.S. Space Force

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On March 26, 2020, an Atlas-V rocket lifted the sixth and final spacecraft for the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) constellation.

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The Atlas-V lifts off from SLC-41. Photo: Scott Schilke / We Report Space

OFT: What Went Right? Modified ULA Atlas-V Rocket Met All Test Objectives

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Although the Boeing Starliner capsule will not reach the ISS, the ULA rocket performed to specification.

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ULA's Delta IV Heavy launches from SLC-37B on August 12, 2018.  Photo credit: Michael Seeley / We Report Space

US Air Force Awards Contract for Final Five Delta IV Heavy Missions

The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), awarded a sole source, five-year, $1.18 billion Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) modification of the Delta IV Heavy contract (FA8811-19-C-0002), saving $455 million.

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This single, 251-second long exposure follows the early flight of an Atlas V rocket on August 8, streaking eastward toward the dawn from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, planet Earth.  Photo credit: Michael Seeley / We Report Space

CCAFS Ends 18-Year Drought; Hosts Back-to-Back Launches

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station saw two launches just 34 hours apart this week. While this used to be commonplace at Cape Canaveral, it has not happened in eighteen years. 1985.

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