Delta IV Heavy continues to deliver high priority missions in
support of National Security
VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE,
Calif., Sept. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- A United
Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying the NROL-91
mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off on
Sept. 24 at 3:25 p.m. PDT from Space Launch Complex-6 at
Vandenberg Space Force Base. To date ULA has launched 153 times
with 100 percent mission success.
"The NRO has been, and continues to be, a phenomenal partner
through 32 collaborative launch campaigns, stemming from ULA's very
first launch in 2006," said Gary
Wentz, ULA vice president of Government and Commercial
Programs. "This mission was ULA's 96th National Security
mission and the NRO's 10th mission on board a Delta IV
Heavy launch vehicle – a history that we are very proud of."
"This was also ULA's 95th Delta mission from
Vandenberg Space Force Base and our fifth and final Delta IV Heavy
from the West Coast, completing a long, successful tenure of
delivering critical national security payloads," added Wentz. "We
look forward to preparing Space Launch Complex-3 for future Vulcan
flights from the West Coast."
ULA's next launch is a commercial launch of the SES-20 and SES-21
mission, planned for Sept. 30 from
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida.
Leveraging a legacy of 100 percent mission success launching
more than 150 missions to explore, protect and enhance our world,
ULA is the nation's most experienced and reliable launch service
provider with world-leading reliability, schedule confidence, and
mission optimization. We deliver value unmatched by any launch
services company in the industry, a tireless drive to improve, and
commitment to the extraordinary.
For more information on ULA, visit the ULA website
at www.ulalaunch.com, or call the ULA Launch Hotline at
Photos available on the ULA Flickr page.
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