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Delta IV Heavy launches on debut West Coast launch with NRO L-49
January 20th, 2011 by William Graham
The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy has made its first launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Thursday. The rocket, launched on schedule from Vandenberg Air Force Base, lifting off at 21:10 UTC, en route to placing a classified payload – L-49 – into orbit for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
Delta IV-H Launch Overview:
The Delta IV which launched is Delta 352, which appears to have been named “Betty” by its launch crews.
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