Spy satellite launch from Vandenberg could startle Southland again

Today's launch was the first of 2018 for Colorado-based United Launch Alliance

After ULA was forced to delay proceedings on Wednesday and Thursday, the space company is now preparing to launch its Delta IV rocket at 4 p.m. ET, 1 p.m. local time, on Friday.

The United Launch Alliance scheduled to launch a rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

The rocket will carry a National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite, with the mission dubbed NROL-47.

The launch, which is slated to be the first of 2018 from VAFB, was delayed several times on Thursday before ultimately getting called off around 4:45 p.m., almost four hours after the launch window first opened at 1 p.m.

The original launch date was Wednesday, but was pushed back until Thursday due to weather. "Latest weather briefing shows an 80% chance of favorable weather". The Delta IV rocket was supposed to take off today at 4PM ET, but ULA said it's working on a technical issue that's delaying the launch.

The vehicle will launch the classified NROL-47 payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. It will be the 27th NRO launch by United Launch Alliance, which is a Colorado-based aerospace partnership between Lockheed Martin and Boeing.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Pune real estate sees prices drop for the first time
While 3.68 lakh apartments and houses were sold in 2011, only 2.28 lakh units were sold a year ago . The Chennai residential market, as of now, holds inventory to sell over the next 18 months.

Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ) Stake Boosted by ING Groep NV
MDLZ has a short ratio of 1.76 compared to a short interest of 2.60 for HSY. ( NYSE:HD ), 24 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Advisors Asset Management Inc. holds 0.13% of its portfolio in John Hancock Hedged Equity & Income Fund for 446,119 shares.

Principal Financial Group Inc. Sells 64957 Shares of Mondelez International Inc (MDLZ)
It is negative, as 87 investors sold NKE shares while 457 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 339 raised stakes. It is calculated by dividing the current closing price of the stock by the latest quarter's book value per share.

Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA) Lowered to Sell at Vetr Inc
Baird reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and set a $411.00 target price on shares of Tesla in a report on Monday, September 18th. Phill Gross increased its stake in Wpx Energy Inc (WPX) by 102.25% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.

A very different Crystal Palace face re-match with Burnley FC
"We stay in contact with all of the players and their agents; we try and have as open lines of communication as we can with all parties".

Other news