beginning at 7:05 pm ET tonight
Tonight, a Delta IV-Heavy is set to lift-off on a military flight from Cape Canaveral. Here is the latest to follow the mission:
Liftoff: Tonight at 7:33 pm EST. Launch Window closes at 11:33 pm
Television: Click Here to Watch the Launch LIVE
Where: Cape Canaveral Air Station, Pad 37
Payload: NROL-26: Orion military satellite
Intended Orbit: GeoStationary [stay at a fixed point over a certain geographic area at the equator]
Flight: Second Delta IV-Heavy operational flight
This will make for a beautiful night, as the liquid fueled boosters light-up the clear night sky over Cape Canaveral. Stay tune for updates later today.
Trouble with a gaseous nitrogen (LN2) valve attached to ground equipment - not on the Delta - was the cause for two launch scrubs on Wednesday & Thursday.