Delta 4 rocket launches spy satellite into space

Watch a Delta IV rocket launch a secret satellite to space

Watch a Delta IV rocket launch a secret satellite to space

Another new member has been added to the fleet of USA spy satellites in space.

The rocket is scheduled to blast-off at 4 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. local time, from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. As a classified mission, information about the satellite and its orbit is limited.

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The Delta IV rocket will deliver a national security satellite into space as part of mission NROL-47 from the National Reconnaissance Office. NROL-47 will join the Future Imagery Architecture (FIA) satellite constellation, which flies under the code name Topaz. You can watch live below. NRO missions tend to be hush-hush, and NROL-47 is no exception; no details have been released about the satellite's planned activities.

United Launch Alliance (ULA) kicked off 2018 by launching the very first U.S. spy satellite of the year into space on 12 January, Friday. The Delta IV M+(4,2) uses two strap-on solid rocket motors (SRMs - GEM-60 boosters provided by Orbital ATK) to augment the first-stage CBC and a 4-m diameter PLF. The rocket is a "5, 2" variant and it featured a 5-meter-wide (16.5 feet) payload fairing, as reported by Space.com.

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The United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket lifted off at 2:11 p.m.

On Wednesday it was scrubbed due to high winds at the Vandenberg Air Force Base where the launch is scheduled to happen. Five days before the classified NROL-47 launch, SpaceX had launched a top-secret Zuma payload for the USA government. The aerospace company's Falcon 9 rocket was due to enter orbit on January 9 but suffered a mission-ending failure shortly after liftoff. It is also the 27 launch for the NRO. It performs launch services for the USA government at Vandenberg and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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