Technology Watch a Delta IV rocket launch a secret satellite to space

02:01  12 january  2018
02:01  12 january  2018 Source:   The Verge

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ULA successfully launched a giant Delta IV rocket this afternoon that's supposed to be carrying a secret spy satellite into space for the National Reconnaissance Office. The rocket , manufactured by the United Launch Alliance, was originally scheduled to launch on Thursday

The Delta IV Heavy rocket launching a secret satellite to space . The world's largest rocket is set to launch a secret spy satellite to space from Florida on Saturday and you can watch it live online.

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This afternoon, the United Launch Alliance is set to launch a classified spy satellite on one of its Delta IV rockets from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This will be ULA’s first launch of 2018, and the 27th launch for the US National Reconnaissance Office, which operates a host of satellites used for intelligence gathering and surveillance.

The mission — dubbed NROL-47 — is classified, so we don’t know much about the payload and what it’ll be used for once in orbit. What we do know is that the NROL-47 mission patch depicts a white knight brandishing a sword at a terrifying brown dragon. A Latin phrase on the patch promises that “evil will never prevail.” This latest mission patch is part of a long tradition of just plainly weird patches that the NRO issues for each classified launch. Previous patches have included giant, three-headed monsters grasping the Earth, as well as knights and witches that seem to come out of a fantasy trilogy.

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This afternoon, the United Launch Alliance is set to launch a classified spy satellite on one of its Delta IV rockets from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Latest. Uber had a secret tool to shield data at remote offices from law enforcement: report.

United Launch Alliance (ULA) has a pretty significant launch scheduled for today. It will attempt to send the spy satellite -carrying Delta - IV Heavy rocket to space again after scrubbing its original launch on June 9th due to bad weather.

The NROL-47 launch was scheduled for January 10th, but it was scrapped because of high ground winds. The Delta IV rocket was supposed to take off today at 4PM ET, but was delayed multiple times because of technical problems. Check back here for more updates.

Update January 11th 6:12PM ET: The article has been updated multiple times to reflect launch delays.

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