Aug 18 2016

Delta IV AFSPC-6 Mission Profile

Coming up tonight, or early tomorrow morning I should say, will be the launch of a Delta IV rocket carrying a pair of “Space Situational Awareness Program” satellites into a near geosynchronous orbit. Like most military payloads, these satellites are a bit of a mystery, but from what I can gather they will provide a boost to the tracking of objects in space.

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Poster for the mission, produced by ULA.

While this isn’t a Delta IV Heavy like the NROL-37 launch the other month, this will still be an awesome launch to watch.

Below is the video showing the launch profile for this mission – typical of Delta IV. As always (where possible) I will be live tweeting the event, so, if you follow me on twitter, be sure to check that out!

 

http://www.ulalaunch.com/delta-iv-to-launch-afspc6-.aspx?title=Delta+IV+to+Launch+AFSPC-6+

 

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