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Thursday, 19 January 2012

LIVE COVERAGE: Delta 4 rocket ready for blastoff today

   NEWSALERT: Thursday, January 19, 2011 @ 2028 GMT
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      The latest news from Spaceflight Now


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IT'S LAUNCH DAY FOR DELTA 4 ROCKET AT CAPE CANAVERAL
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The United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket that will deploy a vital U.S.
military communications satellite to support battlefield troops and
unmanned aerial drones in the Middle East is scheduled for blastoff
tonight from Cape Canaveral. The $464 million Wideband Global SATCOM 4
spacecraft is scheduled for launch at 7:38 p.m. EST (0038 GMT).

LIVE UPDATES AND STREAMING VIDEO:
http://spaceflightnow.com/delta/d358/status.html

PHOTOS: ROCKET UNVEILED ON THE PAD THIS MORNING
http://spaceflightnow.com/delta/d358/prelaunch/


ROCKET DETAILS LAID OUT IN AIR FORCE'S 9-LAUNCH ORDER
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Nine national security spacecraft ranging from spy platforms to navigation
birds, communications satellites and weather observatories have been
entrusted to Atlas 5 and Delta 4 rockets in a $1.5 billion booster
purchase through the Air Force's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle
program, the Defense Department has announced.

http://spaceflightnow.com/news/n1201/18eelvbuy/


CONSTRUCTION ABOUT TO BEGIN ON ATLANTIS' NEW HOME
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Kennedy Space Center tourism officials, Florida's lieutenant governor and
the final space shuttle commander Wednesday morning broke ground on the
$100 million complex that will showcase the retired orbiter Atlantis.

http://spaceflightnow.com/shuttle/sts135/120118kscvc/


GOOD NIGHT, DISCOVERY
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The space shuttle Discovery, undergoing her retirement and transition to
museum status at the Kennedy Space Center, has been outfitted with
hollowed thruster and rocket pods, replicas of the main engines, the
payload bay doors sealed up and the emotional moment of being powered down
for the final time. We take a look back at all of those events in this
video package presented for Spaceflight Now+Plus subscribers.

HIGH-DEFINITION GRAIL VIDEO:
http://spaceflightnowplus.com/hd/sts133/

STANDARD-DEFINITION VIDEO:
http://spaceflightnowplus.com/index.php?k=STS-133&s=date

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