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Satellite Bradley-Hercules is the satellite from which the Enclave (and later the Lone Wanderer) launches orbital strikes during the events of Broken Steel.

The Satellite was launched after the launch of the Kovac-Muldoon Platform, while the scientists and engineers could not explain what the details of what they had worked on, the mistakes they made when getting the Kovac-Muldoon in orbit could be shared and were vital to the success of Bradley-Hercules staying in orbit into 2277.[1]


During Who Dares Wins, the player character can run a diagnostic test on the satellite.

Propulsion ............ FAULT
Electrical ............ OK
Optical ............... OK
Navigation ............ OK
Payload Status ........ OK
Loading Hardware ...... FAULT
Launch Hardware ....... OK
Propulsion system RED. Propulsion inavailableIn-game spelling.
Payload loading error.
Remaining payloads locked in fire position.
All fire control systems are GREEN.
Satellite ready to commit and fire payload.


The satellite's payload consists of eight warhead salvos. A single salvo of nine missiles was fired during Death From Above, targeted at Liberty Prime, and the remaining four, totaling to 36 missiles, were launched during Who Dares Wins, at either the mobile base crawler or the Citadel, depending on the player character's choice. The payload can be checked during Who Dares Wins. The use of the first three salvos is unknown.

Warhead Salvo One ..... DEPLETED
Warhead Salvo Two ..... DEPLETED
Warhead Salvo Three ... DEPLETED
Warhead Salvo Four .... DEPLETED
Warhead Salvo Five .... READY
Warhead Salvo Six ..... READY
Warhead Salvo Seven ... READY
Warhead Salvo Eight ... READY

Possible Targets

See also: Who Dares Wins

The satellite has five target options available, but due to problems with the propulsion system, only two targets (target 1 and target 5) are available.

Preset Target 01: Citadel
Preset Target 02: Project Purity
Preset Target 03: Megaton
Preset Target 04: Rivet City carrier
Preset Target 05: Adams AFB Platform



Bradley-Hercules is mentioned in the Fallout 3 add-on Broken Steel, in the terminal from which the player character has to launch an orbital Strike. The satellite is also mentioned in Fallout 76 at a terminal in the Enclave's congressional bunker.[1]

Behind the scenes

The satellite is a reference to the 1979 film Meteor in which the US has an orbital nuclear launch platform called Hercules which was designed by a Doctor Bradley.