United Launch Alliance and the 45th Space Wing Successfully Launches Delta IV
The United Launch Alliance Delta IV launches with a National Reconnaissance Office payload at Space Launch Complex-37 at 6:38 p.m. EST. The Delta IV is 211-feet tall and has more than one million pounds of thrust at liftoff.This is the third launch of the year for ULA. NROL-27 is the seventh flight of the Delta IV Medium+ (4,2) configuration and the 16th flight of the Delta IV family of launch vehicles. (Courtesy Photo by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance)

Download Image: Full Size (1.27 MB)
Photo by: Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance |  VIRIN: 110311-F-AB123-001.JPG