The most spectacular night launch of an all-liquid-fueled booster since the Apollo 17 Saturn V in 1972 is set here for Nov. 10, with the planned liftoff of a United Launch Alliance/Boeing Delta IV Heavy. The triple-body, 232-ft.-tall vehicle, flying only its second mission, is to propel the final Northrop Grumman Defense Support Program (DSP) missile warning satellite directly into geosynchronous orbit. The 33-ft.-tall spacecraft is expected to function on a missile-warning and ...

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