WASHINGTON — A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket conveying a National Reconnaissance Office characterized spy satellite stays on the ground after a strategic Aug. 29 during the start succession before the arranged 3:28 a.m. Eastern takeoff.
The dispatch of NROL-44 was prematurely ended three seconds before the rocket was to lift off from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The programmed prematurely end was set off by a hot fire after the Delta 4 Heavy’s three motors seemed to light yet then shut off. ULA CEO Tory Bruno said on Twitter that the reason “seems to have been in the ground framework.” He said the prematurely end framework “worked as planned to secure the vehicle and payload.”
ULA said in an announcement it is “inspecting all information and will decide the way ahead.” Another dispatch endeavor won’t occur for at any rate seven days.
This was the third dispatch endeavor in the same number of days after two scours — one on Aug. 26 because of client solicitation and one on Aug. 27 coming about because of a specialized issue with the ground pneumatics control framework.
The Aug. 29 dispatch initially had been planned at 2:04 a.m. however, was postponed by a warm peculiarity because of a lower than anticipated temperature in one of the rocket’s compartments.