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NROL-82

Delta IV Heavy

United Launch Alliance

Launch Status
Success

Mission

NROL-82

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

Classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Mission patch for NROL-82

Location

Space Launch Complex 6

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

700 rockets have launched from Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA.

Space Launch Complex 6, Vandenberg SFB, CA, 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 12 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 13 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

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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Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
1 year ago

You guys have been delaying this mission for months! Enough already! As Al Shepard once said ”Fix your little problems and light this candle”

I_need_a_better_name
I_need_a_better_name
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
1 year ago

they already launched NROL-44. THIS IS NROL-82. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BSVonaUBvY See?

Hugh Vought
Hugh Vought
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
1 year ago

Agree. Launch it already.

Crash
Crash
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
1 year ago

Yes, please forget about making sure that everything is working properly on the rocket and just launch and see what happens so that we can see if it works or not.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
1 year ago

I know which one it is.They have been delaying it since last year.

Susan Adams
Susan Adams
1 year ago

My first launch live and hoping it is go for tomorrow! The trip from San Diego has been worth it.. just with the anticipation!

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

We will be watching here in South Australia so make it count fellas , you want to keep up with SpaceX don’t you , Cheers from us Aussies.

Mike
Mike
1 year ago

Where is the best place to view the Launch?

Rocket Monkey
Rocket Monkey
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Reply to  Mike
1 year ago

Click on the “Watch In Person” Button at the top of this page to find the best place to watch the rocket launch.