Launch of Delta IV M+(5,2) with NROL-25 Secret Payload

A Delta IV M+(5,2) lifted off from Space Launch Complex 6 at Vandenberg Airforce Base on the West Coast of the USA tonight at 23:12 UTC, 16:12 Local time. The rocket carried a secret payload for the National Reconnaissance Office simply known as ‘NROL-25′. This launch marked the first ever launch this specific Delta IV. The M+(5,2) has a 5 Meter diameter payload fairing and two solid rocket motors. For the stats, This was the 59th ULA launch, the 19th launch of a Delta IV Rocket, the 13th Delta IV Medium launch and the 1st Delta IV M+(5,2) variety to launch.

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