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NROL-68

Delta IV Heavy

United Launch Alliance

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Mission

NROL-68

Type: Government/Top Secret
Launch Cost: $350,000,000

Classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office.

Location

Space Launch Complex 37B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

872 rockets have launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA.

Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Delta IV Heavy – United Launch Alliance

  • Family: Delta
  • Length: 72 m
  • Diameter: 5 m
  • Launch Mass: 733 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 28370 kg

The Delta IV Heavy was manufactured by United Launch Alliance with the first launch on 2004-12-21. Delta IV Heavy has 13 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 14 launches. 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 operation. It is manufactured by United Launch Alliance and was first launched in 2004.

Agency

United Launch Alliance – ULA

  • Type: Commercial
  • Abbreviation: ULA
  • Administration: CEO: Tory Bruno
  • Founded: 2006
  • Launchers: Atlas | Delta IV | Vulcan
  • Spacecraft: CST-100 Starliner
  • Country: USA

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.

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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 month ago

The ‘Heavy Dude” returns …..and its Top Secret.!…….