Everything is progressing toward the ULA Delta IV Heavy launch carrying the NROL-44 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office.

The mission is set to lift off on Wednesday, August 26 from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Today’s forecast shows a 70 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. The launch time is 2:16 a.m. EDT.

Please see the Delta IV Heavy NROL-44 mission overview here: https://www.ulalaunch.com/docs/default-source/launch-booklets/MOBrochure_NROL44.pdf

Launch Forecast Summary:

Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 30%
Primary concerns: Cumulus Cloud Rule

Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 hour delay: 20%
Primary concern: Cumulus Cloud Rule

Launch Broadcast

Live broadcast coverage of launch will begin at 1:55 a.m. ET on Aug. 26.
Live launch updates and webcast available at: www.ulalaunch.com

Launch Broadcast Satellite Coordinates + Webcast

ALL TIMES EASTERN

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26
BARS + TONE – 1:26 A.M.
PROGRAM START – 1:55 A.M.
WINDOW OPEN – 2:16 A.M.

Heather McFarland, ULA photos Scott Schilke spacenews.lu

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