United Launch Alliance NROL-52 Mission

United Launch Alliance was set to launch the NROL-52 mission on September 28th, however due to Hurricane Irma hitting the Florida panhandle the launch has been postponed. Hurricane Irma hit the Florida Spaceport on the evening of September 10 and continued to the next day. Luckily both the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station sustained minimal damage. Both will continue operations after a damage assessment. 

United Launch Alliance NROL-52 mission art.
United Launch Alliance NROL-52 mission art. Credit: ULA
National Reconnaissance Office Insignia.
National Reconnaissance Office Insignia. Credit: U.S. NRO

A United Launch Alliance, Atlas V rocketed, designated AV-075, will launch the satellite payload for the United States National Reconnaissance Office. The Atlas V rocket will lift off from launch complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The launch window is from 4:00 am – 5:30 am EST on October 5th 2017. 

Originally posted on September 17th and updated on September 25th


    • Hello Gina,

      Yes we have heard that the launch has been postponed. We have contacted ULA directly and we are waiting for a confirmation that the launch has in fact been postponed. We also asked if there was a new launch date, however we still have not heard back from ULA. We will update our page when we hear from them.

      Space News 360

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