Coverage can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV

The United Launch Alliance has announced that the launch of the Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral on Saturday has been postponed again no earlier than Monday, September 28.

BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The United Launch Alliance announced that on Saturday the launch of the Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral has been postponed until Monday 28 September.

The extra time is used to test the swing arm retraction system, according to ULA officials.

This will be the 141st mission for the United Launch Alliance and our 29th for the NRO. It is the 385th Delta launch since 1960, the 12th Delta IV Heavy and the 8th Heavy for NRO.

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket will launch NROL-44 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Takeoff will take place from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

At the end of August, ULA’s first attempt encountered a problem when the countdown to launch began, the team requested a break three seconds from the end of the countdown. The three Delta IV Heavy engines started but were shut down 3 seconds before full power and takeoff.

Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.

• Rocket: Delta IV Heavy
• Mission: NROL-44
• Lunch time: Not before September 28th
• Launch position: Space Launch Complex-37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

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