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DELTA IV scheduled to launch from VANDENBERG

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Team Vandenberg is scheduled to launch a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload from Space Launch Complex-6 here Wednesday, Feb. 10, with a launch window opening at 3:39 a.m. PDT. 

Col. J. Christopher Moss, 30th Space Wing commander, will be the launch decision authority.

"We are excited and ready to take on our first Delta launch of 2016," said Moss. "We are proud to showcase this national capability and everyone involved has been working tirelessly to ensure this launch is a safe and successful one."

Vandenberg's 4th Space Launch Squadron is in final preparations for launch with Vandenberg's mission partners from ULA, the Aerospace Corporation, and the NRO.

"A launch like this takes teamwork and dedication," said Lt. Col. Eric Zarybnisky, 4th SLS commander.  "Our mission assurance technicians and engineers have worked hand-in-hand with United Launch Alliance going over critical procedures and tasks to certify this launch is secure."

For questions about the booster please contact Jessica Rye with United Launch Alliance at 321-693-6250 or at