Delta Rocket Makes Final Flight Written 10 April 2024

ULA DeltaIV Heavy Launch 9 Apr 2024 YouTube Framegrab

ULA's Delta IV heavy-lift rocket launches the NROL-70 mission from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on April 9 at 12:53 p.m. EDT. | Credit: VideoFromSpace; YouTube Framegrab

Ars Technica reports, “The final flight of United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Heavy rocket took off Tuesday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, with a classified spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. The Delta IV Heavy, one of the world's most powerful rockets, launched for the 16th and final time Tuesday. It was the 45th and last flight of a Delta IV launcher and the final rocket named Delta to ever launch, ending a string of 389 missions dating back to 1960.”
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Delta IV Heavy launches for final time with secret US spy satellite, 9 April 2024
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