NROL-37

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Space Launch Complex 37A Cape Canaveral, FL, USA Probability: 60%

Classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office.

Watch the Launch

Additional Media

Delta IV NROL-37 Launch Broadcast

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the NROL-37 mission lifted off on June 11, 2016, from Space Launch Complex-37 at 1:51 p.m. EDT.

Delta IV Heavy

Family: Delta
Configuration: Heavy

The Delta IV Heavy (Delta 9250H) is an expendable heavy-lift launch vehicle, the largest type of the Delta IV family, and is the world's second highest-capacity rocket in operatio. It is manufactured by United Launch Alliance and was first launched in 2004.

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Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    72.0 m
  • Diameter
    5.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    733 T
  • Thrust
    8674 kN
Family
  • Name
    Delta IV Heavy
  • Family
    Delta
  • Variant
    Heavy
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Delta IV Heavy
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $$350M
  • Low Earth Orbit
    28370 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    14210 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
    14500 kg
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Boeing

Boeing

(BA)

Leanne Caret Founded: 2002 Successes: 12 Failures: 1 Pending: 5

Agency Type: Commercial

Boeing as a space agency has recently provided NASA with assistance on sending humans to the ISS from American with both their construction of the CST-100 Starliner crew capsule and their work on the SLS Avionics to return to the moon and beyond. Their ventures in GPS satellite systems and Tracking and Data Relay Satellites provide information about earth-orbiting craft to stations on the ground. They also enable research on the ISS and will be helping with the construction of the Lunar Gateway.

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Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Pad: Space Launch Complex 37A


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