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Ending an era, final Delta 4 Heavy boosts classified spy satellite into orbit


Ending an era, final Delta 4 Heavy boosts classified spy satellite into orbit Ending an era in U.S. rocketry, United Launch Alliance fired off its 16th and final triple-core Delta 4 Heavy Tuesday, launching a classified spy satellite in the last hurrah of a storied family of rockets dating back to the dawn of the space age. The Heavy's three hydrogen-fueled RS-68A first stage engines ignited with a rush of bright orange flame at 12:53 p.m. EDT, smoothly pushing the 235-foot-tall rocket away from pad 37 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.   More



(Source: CBS News - Apr 10)

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