Watch ULA Begin 2018 With a Spy Satellite Launch

Delta IV Rocket Launch Today

Delta IV Rocket Launch Today

The NROL-47 launch was scheduled for January 10th, but it was scrapped because of high ground winds. Then, shortly before the planned 1 p.m. launch time on Thursday, ULA announced another delay.

The launch was originally set for Wednesday, January 10, but moved due to weather.

The launch is carrying a classified spy satellite called NROL-47.

The third time was the charm for United Launch Alliance and its twice-delayed NROL-47 mission.

On Dec. 22, Hawthorne-based SpaceX launched a rocket from Vandenberg just after sunset, creating an aerial spectacle witnessed by thousands.

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ULA said: "The ULA #DeltaIV #NROL47" launch for the @NatReconOfc was scrubbed today due to an issue with a ground system valve. The forecast shows a 90 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch.

While details about the payload are classified, groups of amateur satellite trackers can use clues to narrow down the nature of the satellite, including its likely orbit and technology.

The launch will happen at Space Launch Complex-6, which sits about 140 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. "This will be the first of two launches scheduled for NRO in 2018".

The Delta IV launch system is available in five configurations: the Delta IV Medium (Delta IV M), three variants of the Delta IV Medium-Plus (Delta IV M+), and the Delta IV Heavy (Delta IV H).

"Another successful Delta IV launch is testament to our highly engineered composite structures, unwavering commitment and exceptional teamwork to ensure dependable access to space and affordable innovation in delivering this critical asset for our nation's security", said Steve Earl, Vice President and General Manager of Orbital ATK's Aerospace Structures Division via a release. The launch will be broadcast live on the ULA website as well as on YouTube.

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