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A secret satellite for Uncle Sam

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV-Heavy rocket lifts a secret payload for the National Reconnaissance Office into orbit at 1:51 p.m. on 11 June 2016 from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. 24 more words

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Delta IV Heavy NROL-37 paper model

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Complex 37 on Saturday June 11, 2016 after a first attempt that was scrubbed due to bad weather. 160 more words


Delta IV Heavy Launches Classified Payload

This afternoon, the United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy rocket will blast of from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Liftoff is currently scheduled for 2:55 pm Eastern US time. 184 more words


Ok folks this is right off the site on the About Us page.

Develop. Acquire. Launch. Operate.

When the United States needs eyes and ears in critical places where no human can reach – be it over the most rugged terrain or through the most hostile territory – it turns to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). 560 more words


Rocket With Secret Payload Launches From Vandenberg Air Force Base

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (AP) — A rocket carrying a secret payload for the U.S. government has successfully launched from the central California coast.

The Atlas V rocket lit up the sky at 5:49 a.m. 107 more words


We went into orbit!

That’s right sports fans.  We went into orbit.

Yep … Low Earth Orbit (LEO)

Our Amateur Radio satellite, Fox-1A (now officially AO-85), hitched a ride on #NROL55 this morning out of Vandenberg Air Force Base. 70 more words