Author Topic: Delta IV Heavy - NROL-70 - CCSFS SLC-37B - 9 April 2024 (16:53 UTC)  (Read 52717 times)

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Final Delta IV and Delta IV Heavy launch
Launch 28 March 18:45:00 UTC (2:45 pm EDT).

From Spaceflight Now:
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Both Delta 4-Heavy rockets left to fly will blast off from pad 37B at Cape Canaveral on missions for the NRO. The final Delta 4-Heavy will launch the NROL-70 mission in 2024. [March 22]
« Last Edit: 04/02/2024 06:04 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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https://twitter.com/_mgde_/status/1656677068069916672

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Feast your eyes, folks! Special delivery from ULA’s Rocketship.

This is the last time we will ever see fresh Delta IV cores passing through Cape Canaveral before Delta’s imminent retirement.

📸 - @NASASpaceflight

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https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1656674475063246851

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The @ulalaunch Rocketship has delivered the final Delta IV Heavy to Cape. It's a bittersweet moment, but she will deliver more Vulcans soon enough.

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twitter.com/_mgde_/status/1656702867359645705

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And off she goes: the last ever center core for the Delta IV family.

However, Rocketship has since been closed up so it looks like the side cores will wait to be moved until a later date.

📸 - @NASASpaceflight

https://twitter.com/_mgde_/status/1656704934002278405

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SOFI lookin’  P H R E S H

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Scheduled for February 2024:

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ULA’s penultimate Delta IV Heavy to launch with NROL-68 mission

June 20, 2023

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Following Wednesday’s mission, ULA has only one Delta IV launch remaining: NROL-70 is currently scheduled to lift off from the same launch pad at Cape Canaveral next February.

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A presentation from the US Space Force has this launch for March 1st 2024
« Last Edit: 07/22/2023 04:14 pm by russianhalo117 »
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Re: Delta IV Heavy - NROL-70 - CCSFS SLC-37B - 2024
« Reply #6 on: 11/03/2023 08:08 pm »
Are all the launch vehicle stages, and fairing, already on site?

Any outward signs of the launch campaign proceeding?
« Last Edit: 11/03/2023 08:14 pm by zubenelgenubi »
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Re: Delta IV Heavy - NROL-70 - CCSFS SLC-37B - 2024
« Reply #7 on: 12/20/2023 05:32 am »
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Sentinel-2B captured this wonderful image of the Space Coast earlier today.

If you look closely at SLC-37 you can see what appears to be the final Delta IV Heavy rolling out to the pad. Can you confirm @torybruno?

https://twitter.com/Harry__Stranger/status/1737269512536543387?t=cnwqpvN024c2adQiQWG7gg&s=19
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Re: Delta IV Heavy - NROL-70 - CCSFS SLC-37B - 2024
« Reply #8 on: 01/30/2024 08:52 pm »
Rocket is vertical inside the MST at the pad:

(Screenshot from the latest KSC Flyover)

« Last Edit: 01/31/2024 05:09 am by GewoonLukas_ »
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Re: Delta IV Heavy - NROL-70 - CCSFS SLC-37B - 2024
« Reply #9 on: 01/31/2024 04:08 am »
Rocket is vertical inside the HIF at the pad:
Vertical inside the Mobile Service Tower at the pad.  The HIF is the Horizontal Integration Building to the south where the vehicle was assembled prior to rollout to the pad.

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Re: Delta IV Heavy - NROL-70 - CCSFS SLC-37B - 2024
« Reply #10 on: 01/31/2024 04:46 am »
Rocket is vertical inside the HIF at the pad:
Vertical inside the Mobile Service Tower at the pad.  The HIF is the Horizontal Integration Building to the south where the vehicle was assembled prior to rollout to the pad.

 - Ed Kyle

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Re: Delta IV Heavy - NROL-70 - CCSFS SLC-37B - 2024
« Reply #11 on: 02/01/2024 10:55 am »
Rocket is vertical inside the HIF at the pad:
Vertical inside the Mobile Service Tower at the pad.  The HIF is the Horizontal Integration Building to the south where the vehicle was assembled prior to rollout to the pad.

 - Ed Kyle

Ed is the new Jim.     :)

Not quite. His replies is much lengthier than the usual @Jim replies. ;)

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Re: Delta IV Heavy - NROL-70 - CCSFS SLC-37B - 2024
« Reply #12 on: 02/09/2024 03:00 pm »
NextSpaceflight (Updated February 9th)
Launch NET March 14th, 2024
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/142
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NROL-123's launchdate (March 20th) has been announced by the NRO, but NROL-70's has not. Slip to the right incoming?

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LAUNCH UPDATE: #NROL123 is scheduled to launch on a @RocketLab #Electron rocket from @NASAWallops March 20!

#AboveandBeyond

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Answer: Yes

NextSpaceflight (Updated February 21st)
Launch NET March 2024
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/142
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Saw two C-5s at the Skid Strip.  I bet the payload was delivered.

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Saw two C-5s at the Skid Strip.  I bet the payload was delivered.
Something else, I'm guessing..

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Saw two C-5s at the Skid Strip.  I bet the payload was delivered.

Would delivery of a presumably high cost DoD payload 1 month before launch be historically typical?
« Last Edit: 02/21/2024 10:15 pm by Targeteer »
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According to this, 1 of the C-5C "outsized payload" birds (68-0216) flew from the Cape to California today.

https://globe.adsbexchange.com/?icao=ae051d



« Last Edit: 02/29/2024 12:34 pm by zubenelgenubi »
Best quote heard during an inspection, "I was unaware that I was the only one who was aware."

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I spy with my little eye a Delta IV getting ready to fly…

https://twitter.com/TheOldManPar/status/1761866897375494570?t=M0buL5Jnm_RG0eIjLfT3PQ&s=19
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