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NROL-70

Delta IV Heavy

United Launch Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 90% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Trajectory


View comprehensive details including the rocket’s trajectory, velocity, altitude, thrust, and more at FlightClub.io.

NROL-70

Mission


NROL-70

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

Classified payload for the NRO.
Last flight of the Delta IV Heavy rocket.

NROL-70

Location


Space Launch Complex 37B

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Space Launch Complex 37B has witnessed the launch of 40 rockets, including 40 orbital launch attempts, while Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, has been the site for 959 rocket launches.

Space Launch Complex 37B

Rocket


United Launch Alliance 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 operation. It is manufactured by United Launch Alliance and was first launched in 2004.

Delta IV Heavy

Agency


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.

United Launch Alliance
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Margaret Jones
Margaret Jones
2 months ago

Historic!!!

Norm
Norm
2 months ago

At $350,000,000 million dollars a pop!, It’s time to retire!….

CLTBUCKEYE
CLTBUCKEYE
Reply to  Norm
2 months ago

SpaceX rideshare tomorrow is 250,000,000 and it’s a much smaller rocket. Half the $ must be spent at the gas station.

David dowling
David dowling
Reply to  Norm
2 months ago

And disposable at that

lori
lori
2 months ago

Tell us about the load. No humans?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  lori
2 months ago

This rocket is not designed to launch a crew. The mission section has information about the mission. This mission is top secret and the payload has not been disclosed.

Jan B
Jan B
2 months ago

How many times has this rocket been launched?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
Admin
Reply to  Jan B
2 months ago

More details about the Delta Heavy rocket including the number of launches can be found here:
https://www.spacelaunchschedule.com/rocket/delta-iv-heavy-united-launch-alliance/

Parker
Parker
2 months ago

im am ready for this lanuch! but my favorite lanuches are the Space-x Storship rocket