Delta IV Heavy | NROL-71

United Launch Alliance launch of a Delta IV Heavy Rocket

Launch Status

United Launch Alliance was scheduled to launch a Delta IV Heavy rocket as part of the NROL-71 mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission was on Sat, Jan 19th, 2019, 2:10 PM EST from Space Launch Complex 6 Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA. There was a 40% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Delta IV Heavy and experience the excitement for yourself.


Space Launch Complex 6

Vandenberg AFB, CA, USA


Delta IV Heavy

The Delta IV Heavy (Delta 9250H) is an expendable heavy-lift launch vehicle, the largest type of the Delta IV family, and is the world's second highest-capacity rocket in operatio. It is manufactured by United Launch Alliance and was first launched in 2004.

United Launch Alliance

United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States. ULA launches from both coasts of the US. They launch their Atlas V vehicle from LC-41 in Cape Canaveral and LC-3E at Vandeberg. Their Delta IV launches from LC-37 at Cape Canaveral and LC-6 at Vandenberg.