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Re: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26
« Reply #40 on: 10/05/2008 04:01 PM »


Wasn't there a Titan IV left over at the end of the programme? IIRC, it was just a core vehicle (no upper stage), which seems to suggest a LEO payload. DSP would have needed an IUS, and a GSO ELINT (which is what L-26 is believed to be) would require a Centaur. That suggests that there could be a leftover LEO bird waiting around. L-15's out of sequence designation suggests it has been delayed somewhat.


It was for DSP-23 , there was a leftover IUS

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Re: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26
« Reply #41 on: 10/05/2008 04:06 PM »
Ed's been watching too much Star Gate.

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Re: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26
« Reply #42 on: 10/05/2008 06:26 PM »
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It was for DSP-23 , there was a leftover IUS

Yes, they were Titan IVB-37 and IUS-23.
But, what about Titan IVB-40?
That was probably cancelled and not finished, I don't have confirm about that.
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Re: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26
« Reply #43 on: 10/09/2008 11:35 AM »
I was looking down missile row yesterday - looked like the D-IV stack was out in the sunshine.  Isn't that unusual?

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Re: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26
« Reply #44 on: 10/09/2008 01:48 PM »
Delta IV is doing a tanking test.

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Re: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26
« Reply #45 on: 10/09/2008 04:35 PM »
It is the 3rd one.  Atlas did theirs yesterday

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Re: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26
« Reply #46 on: 10/10/2008 01:17 AM »
Is it a full-blown WDR or just fill the tanks and empty them?
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Re: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26
« Reply #47 on: 10/10/2008 11:15 AM »
Atlas was a WDR.
D-IV was H2 tanking test

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Re: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26
« Reply #48 on: 10/10/2008 04:00 PM »
Didn't happen yesterday due to a bad weather forecast.
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Re: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26
« Reply #49 on: 10/22/2008 08:41 AM »
Now, on http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/launches.php
I read : NRo L-26 launch date 11 November.
So, it can be advanced a few days.

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Re: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26
« Reply #50 on: 10/22/2008 06:46 PM »
Now, on http://msdb.gsfc.nasa.gov/launches.php
I read : NRo L-26 launch date 11 November.
So, it can be advanced a few days.


Sorry, now MSDB write December 11, it was surely a typo mistake.

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Re: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26
« Reply #51 on: 10/28/2008 08:24 AM »
I would not be surprised - based on history - if this flight slips more. Wouldn't be the first time. Even Stuttle is more on schedule than Detla IV.

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Makes you wonder, doesn't it, what the heck is going on with that payload?  For this long a delay, it must be nearly as complex as Shuttle.  It must be a massive program, employing tens of thousands at least. 

It must cost billions, each year.  There must be cavernous satellite factories hidden beneath mountains somewhere.  It must be the secret weapon that will find Bin Laden.  Maybe it will solve the credit crises and the energy crises and global warming all at once. 

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Now December, according to Spaceflight Now.

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Re: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26
« Reply #53 on: 10/28/2008 01:16 PM »
The date is 16 December.

For now ;)

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Re: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26
« Reply #54 on: 10/28/2008 01:49 PM »

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Re: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26
« Reply #55 on: 11/20/2008 04:42 PM »
Any updates to this launch as of yet?  Looks to still be 16 DEC?

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Re: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26
« Reply #56 on: 11/21/2008 12:36 PM »
Hoping that 16 December will be the right day!

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Re: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26
« Reply #57 on: 11/21/2008 01:27 PM »
I wouldn't bet any money.

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Re: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - 17 December
« Reply #58 on: 11/22/2008 04:52 PM »
Launch period is 03:29-06:28 GMT on 17 December.
Can anyone confirm whether that fits with previous GSO ELINT launches?
« Last Edit: 11/22/2008 04:52 PM by GW_Simulations »

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Re: Delta IV Heavy: NRO L-26 - 17 December
« Reply #59 on: 12/05/2008 02:49 AM »
Launch period is 03:29-06:28 GMT on 17 December.
Can anyone confirm whether that fits with previous GSO ELINT launches?

MSDB now shows the launch as no earlier than 12/19/08.  Spaceflightnow shows it as TBD.

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