ULA Delays Delta IV Launch Another Week

The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket launches NASA’s Parker Solar Probe to touch the Sun, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.  (Credits: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Dec. 28, 2018 (ULA PR) – The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy carrying the NROL-71 mission will launch no earlier than Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. The mission will launch from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

  • duheagle

    That hydrogen leak that scrubbed ULA’s last attempt to launch this bird must be taking quite awhile to chase down. I hope the Jan. 6 date sticks. If SpaceX also gets the last Iridium Next mission off on Jan. 7, that’ll be two major launches out of Vandy about 18 hours apart. Perhaps a preview of coming attractions if LEO comsat constellations and high-inclination smallsat deployments come to dominate total launch traffic over the next few years.