KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. (June 22, 2012) – Launch viewing of a Delta IV-Heavy NROL–15 rocket will be available from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Thursday, June 28, 2012. The launch window is scheduled between 5:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. EDT from Launch Complex 37 B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The Delta IV-Heavy rocket, built by the United Launch Alliance, will be carrying secret satellite cargo for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.
Delta IV and the Atlas V rockets were created for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. The EELV program was developed by the United States Air Force to assure secure access to space for the Department of Defense and other government payloads. Delta IV rockets are available in five variants from: Medium to Heavy, which are tailored to suit specific payload size and weight ranges. The Delta IV-Heavy carries the most critical security payloads for the National Reconnaissance office and the U.S. Air Force.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will open one hour before the scheduled launch time. Launch viewing is included with admission. Visitor Complex admission is $45+ tax for adults and $35+ tax for children ages 3-11. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 877-313-2610 and visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.