CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office (NROL-44) satellite from Space Launch Complex 37 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida that was scheduled to launch on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at 11:54 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time has been scrubbed.
NROL-44 will mark ULA’s 12th launch of the Delta IV Heavy and the 144th mission for ULA. It also will be the 385th Delta rocket to launch since 1960.
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Delta IV Heavy Launch Weather Forecast
The most recent forecast issued by the U.S. Space Force 45th Weather Squadron predicts a 70% chance of overall permissible weather conditions for launch. The primary weather concern for the launch is thick clouds.
Mission Director Col. Chad Davis has called a scrub. ULA Launch Director Lou Mangieri has relayed the decision to the launch team that we will not continue with launch operations tonight.
— ULA (@ulalaunch) October 1, 2020