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DELTA IV LAUNCHED FROM VANDENBERG

Release Number: 020216

Team Vandenberg successfully launched a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload from Space Launch Complex-6 here, Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 3:40 am PDT.

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

"This was an incredibly important launch for the 30th Space Wing and our mission partners," said Moss. "The entire team, which included the 30th Space Wing, the 4th Space Launch Squadron, the National Reconnaissance Office, United Launch Alliance, and numerous other agencies, worked hand-in-hand to ensure this launch was safe and successful. It was a tremendous effort by all involved."

This mission was launched aboard a Delta IV Medium (5,2) configuration Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle. The EELV program was established by the U.S. Air Force to provide assured access to space for Department of Defense and other government payloads.

For questions about the booster please contact Jessica Rye with United Launch Alliance at 321-693-6250 or at jessica.f.rye@ulalaunch.com.