LOCKHEED MARTIN & THE BOEING COMPANY TEAM UP TO LAUNCH THE “HUGE DELTA IV HEAVY ROCKET” TODAY
“A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket launches the NROL–82 satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, on April 26, 2021. (Image credit: ULA)” Sourced from Space.com: https://www.space.com/spy-satellite-nrol-82-delta-iv-heavy-rocket-launch?utm_source=Selligent&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20210426_SDC_Newsletter+-+adhoc&utm_content=Copy+of+TEST_SDC_Newsletter+-+adhoc+&utm_term=2768399&m_i=OguKBnXLpeXGtRnJ%2BeGGSqZohehKZupLINGE_9S0KmX_qiFwmitGh3LZkq8v18Rmi08oDa0RF1jVSF0esiSfe0IMIOP5HguqO6
The cargo of the launch rocket was a classified United States Spy Satellite with the disclosed identification “NROL–82“, according to Thompson (2021).
“The Delta IV Heavy is currently the most powerful rocket in ULA’s fleet. Fueled by 465,000 gallons (1.76 million liters) of superchilled liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, the mega launcher consists of three common core boosters that generate more than 2 million pounds of thrust” (Thompson, 2021).
Thompson, A. (2021, April 26). Huge Delta IV Heavy rocket launches US spy satellite to orbit. Space.com.