ULA Delta IV launch with NROL-47 moved to Thursday

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here at Space.com, courtesy of ULA, beginning at 3:40 p.m. EST (2040 GMT; 12:40 p.m. local time).

Editor's note: This story, originally posted at 7 a.m. EST, was updated at 12:43 p.m. to include the launch delay. 

news tech spaceflight science & astronomy search for life skywatching video Entertainment news tech spaceflight science & astronomy search for life skywatching video Entertainment Space.comSpaceflight US Launching New Spy Satellite Thursday: How to Watch It Live (Updated) By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | January 10, 2018 12:42pm ET MORE The National Reconnaissance Office’s NROL-47 satellite, encapsulated inside a 16.5-foot (5 meters) payload fairing, is mated to a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Credit: ULA The United States government plans to launch another reconnaissance satellite Thursday (Jan. 11), and you can watch the liftoff live. The launch, originally planned for Wednesday, was delayed 24 hours due to high winds, according to launch provider United Launch Alliance (ULA).

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