ULA Delta IV – Heavy Rocket Launch
Cape Canveral Air Force Station, Fl. June 11, 2016
The United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV – Heavy rocket launch of the NROL-37 spacecraft from the United States Air Force Station 45th Space Wing took off in grand fashion this afternoon at 1:51pm from Space Launch Complex 37B.
Currently, the Delta IV Heavy is the world’s largest and heaviest rocket used to deliver payloads into space.
The Delta IV rocket is delivering a top secret classified US security payload for the United States National Reconnaissance Office. Brig. General Wane Montieth, the 45th Space Wing Commander and Mission Launch Decision Authority states that this launch is the result and culmination of tireless efforts of the entire mission team.
“This mission once again clearly demonstrates the successful collaboration we have with our mission partners at NRO, SMC and ULA as we continue to shape the future of America’s space operations,” he said. “This successful launch helps to ensure that vital NRO resources will continue to bolster our national defense while showcasing why the 45th Space Wing is the ‘World’s Premiere Gateway to Space.’”
God Speed Delta IV and God Speed NROL-37 spacecraft.