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


During Who Dares Wins, the player 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 inavailable.
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, each consisting of 9 orbital warheads. A single salvo of nine missiles was fired during Death From Above, targeted at Liberty Prime, and another four, totaling to 36 warheads, were launched during Who Dares Wins, at either the Mobile Base Crawler or the Citadel, depending on the player's choice. The payload can be checked during Who Dares Wins. The use of salvos one through three are 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

The satellite has five target options available, but due to problems with the propulsion system, only two (target 01: and target 05:) 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

See Who Dares Wins for the consequences of your choice.



Bradley-Hercules is mentioned in the Fallout 3 add-on Broken Steel, in the terminal from which the player has to launch an Orbital Strike, as well as Fallout 76.

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.