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ULA Sets Dec. 18 as New Launch Date for NRO Mission

ULA Sets Dec. 18 as New Launch Date for NRO Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting event

ULA Sets Dec. 18 as New Launch Date for NRO Mission - top government contractors - best government contracting eventUnited Launch Alliance rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 18, the launch of a National Reconnaissance Office payload aboard a Delta IV Heavy rocket.

The NROL-71 mission will still lift off from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California as originally planned, the company said Thursday.

ULA initially scheduled the launch for Dec. 7 but was canceled due to a problem with a redundant communication link between the control center and the launch site.

The planned Dec. 8 launch date was also called off after the company noticed an “unexpected condition during terminal count at approximately 7.5 seconds before liftoff.“

Once launched, the NROL-71 mission will join the more than 130 satellites ULA sent to orbit in support of Earth observation, global communications, solar system exploration and technology missions.

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Peraton to Provide Technical Support for USAF Cross-Domain Tech Under $66M Order - top government contractors - best government contracting event

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