July 5, 2022

Photos: NROL-45 payload fitted atop Delta 4 for launch

This collection of photographs shows the National Reconnaissance Office’s classified NROL-45 payload, already encapsulated in the Delta 4 nose cone, being moved from the payload processing facility at Space Launch Complex 6 and lifted atop the United Launch Alliance rocket for flight on Wednesday morning from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

Photos by United Launch Alliance

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NROL-45 Delta IV VAFB. Prior to rollback

NROL-45 Delta IV VAFB. Prior to rollback

NROL-45 Delta IV VAFB. Prior to rollback

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