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  • Classified NROL-45 mission departs Vandenberg under cover of night

    Jason RhianFebruary 10th, 2016

    Marking the second flight to depart from the Western Range in 2016, United Launch Alliance (ULA) sent the NROL-45 mission aloft on a ULA Delta IV Medium+ 5,2 rocket on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from Space Launch Complex 6 located at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Liftoff occurred at 3:39 a.m. PST (11:00 GMT).

  • ULA Delta IV with classified NRO payload set for Feb. 10 launch from Vandenberg

    Jason RhianFebruary 9th, 2016

    ULA, the U.S. Air Force's 30th Space Wing, and the National Reconnaissance Office are eyeing a Wednesday, Feb. 10, launch for a ULA Delta IV Medium+ 5,2 rocket and its secret NROL-45 payload. The mission is set to get underway at 3:39 a.m. PDT from Space Launch Complex-6.