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 Saturday, Sept. 26 from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Today’s forecast shows a 60 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. The launch time is 12:14 a.m. EDT.

Please see the Delta IV Heavy NROL-44 mission profile video here: https://youtu.be/rp1alc74k28

Launch Forecast Summary:

Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 40%
Primary concerns: Thick Cloud Layer Rule, Debris Clouds Rule

Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 hour delay: 30%
Primary concern: Thick Cloud Layer Rule

Launch Broadcast

Live broadcast coverage of launch will begin at 11:54 p.m. ET on Sept. 25.Live launch updates and webcast available at: www.ulalaunch.com

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

BARS + TONE – 11:24 P.M. (FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25)
PROGRAM START – 11:53 P.M. (FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25)
LAUNCH – 12:14 A.M. (SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26)

Heather McFarland

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