Author Topic: LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,2) - NROL-47 - Vandenberg - January 12, 2018  (Read 56308 times)

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A NRO payload was successfully launched aboard a @ulalaunch #DeltaIV rocket from SLC-6, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 2:11 p.m. PST, on Jan. 12, 2018.
https://twitter.com/NatReconOfc/status/951975846603927552

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Buy the team a round, they earned it on this one... Congrats!
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Congrats to ULA, the NRO, the 30th space wing, and the amazing people on NSF. Also big congrats to the behind the scenes men and women who have worked many restless hours to make this launch a success! :)
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The introduction of the common avionics made me a little more nervous than usual for this launch. Isnít it great to see and a good reflection on the launch provider that this one went so well? Great work. Evidence based practice

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Excellent work, congratulations to all involved!

Almost glad the launch got pushed to today, since that meant I could watch the stream live.
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Congrats to ULA and thanks to everyone for the coverage!

William's article updated to success notice. Pending new lead photo, likely from Mr. Stamos ;)

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018/01/ula-delta-iv-nrol-47-launch-vandenberg/

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National Reconnaissance Office 1 hr ∑ Facebook

A National Reconnaissance Office payload was successfully launched aboard a United Launch Alliance #DeltaIV rocket from Space Launch Complex-6, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., at 2:11 p.m. PST, on Jan. 12, 2018.

"We are very happy to begin the new year with a successful launch," said Colonel Matthew Skeen, USAF, Director, NRO Office of Space Launch. "As with every launch, our success is rooted in teamwork, and we would not be able to do what we do without our government and industry team members. We are grateful for their continued drive to get our critical assets orbit and their commitment and dedication to our national security mission."

#NROL47 is the first of two planned NRO launches for 2018.
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High resolution versions of the launch as seen from Jalama Beach. I'd highly recommend everyone see one launch from here at some point, but since this was the last Medium to fly from out west, and the park is closed for Heavies, its unlikely this opportunity will arise again.

Perfect weather and the perfect environment and a good vehicle made for a good show.

Short video attached as last file, as the bird arced overhead almost at the zenith.

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Congrats to ULA, the NRO, the 30th space wing

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Congratulations to ULA and NRO for the successful launch!
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Delta IV NROL-47 Launch

30th Space Wing, Vandenberg AFB
Published on Jan 12, 2018

Team Vandenberg successfully launched a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA on Friday, Jan. 12, at 2:11 p.m. PST.

Col. Greg Wood, 30th Space Wing vice commander, was the space launch commander.

"This was an incredibly important launch for the 30th Space Wing and our mission partners," said Wood. "The entire team - the 30th Space Wing, the National Reconnaissance Office, United Launch Alliance, and others -  worked hand-in-hand to ensure this launch was safe and successful. This was an outstanding effort by everyone."

This satellite was launched aboard a Delta IV Medium (5,2) configuration Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle. Established by the U.S. Air Force, the EELV program provides assured access to space for Department of Defense and other government agencies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HrCgHtTe3k?t=001

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Re: Delta IV-M+(5,2) - NROL-47 December 13, 2017 -VAFB SLC-6
« Reply #492 on: 01/13/2018 03:58 AM »
"Booster" patch:

Another 30SW patch:

THE FOURTH DIMENSION IS CLASSIFIED


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Congrats to all. 

Thank to Steven, Zach, and Chris2.   8)
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Some launch photos from ULA.
« Last Edit: 01/13/2018 05:56 AM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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LIVE: Delta IV-M+(5,2) - NROL-47 - Vandenberg - January 12, 2018
« Reply #495 on: 01/13/2018 06:15 AM »
Sweet! Congratulations, ULA... and looking stylish launching in a surprise black paint scheme.
« Last Edit: 01/13/2018 06:17 AM by Lars-J »

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Congratulations to all concerned in this successful launch.

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Interesting to note that 6 of the 7 Delta IV launches from Vandenberg have been for the NRO

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The Air Force  only had one west coast program, DMSP.

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Delta IV-M+(5,2) - NROL-47 - SLC-6 Vandenberg - 1080P 60FPS w/ ULA Audio, shot from Media Press Site, 4 miles from the SLC-6.


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