BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – United Launch Alliance announced that the Delta IV Heavy rocket launch from Cape Canaveral on Saturday has been pushed back again to no earlier than Monday, September 28.
The extra time is being used to test the swing arm retraction system, according to ULA officials.
This will be 141st mission for United Launch Alliance and our 29th for the NRO. It is the 385th Delta launch since 1960, the 12th Delta IV Heavy and the 8th Heavy for the NRO.
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket will launch the NROL-44 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Liftoff will occur from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
In late August, ULA’s first attempt experienced an issue as the countdown began towards launch, the team called for an abort at three seconds left in the countdown. The three engines on Delta IV Heavy ignited but were shutdown 3 seconds before full power and lift-off.
• Rocket: Delta IV Heavy
• Mission: NROL-44
• Launch Date: No Earlier Than Sept. 28
• Launch Location: Space Launch Complex-37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida
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World news – US – UPDATE: ULA Delta IV Heavy Rocket Launch Set For No Earlier Than Sept. 28 From Cape Canaveral