Delta IV Heavy | NROL-26 (USA-202)

United Launch Alliance launch of a Delta IV Heavy Rocket

United Launch Alliance was scheduled to launch a Delta IV Heavy rocket as part of the NROL-26 (USA-202) mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission was on Sat, Jan 17th, 2009, 9:47 PM EST from Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success with a 0% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

NROL-26 (USA-202)

A military reconnaissance satellite, it's purpose is classified.

Location

Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

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.

Boeing

Boeing as a space agency has recently provided NASA with assistance on sending humans to the ISS from American with both their construction of the CST-100 Starliner crew capsule and their work on the SLS Avionics to return to the moon and beyond. Their ventures in GPS satellite systems and Tracking and Data Relay Satellites provide information about earth-orbiting craft to stations on the ground. They also enable research on the ISS and will be helping with the construction of the Lunar Gateway.

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