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Rocket With U.S. Spy Satellite Payload Successfully Launches From Vandenberg Air Force Base

A rocket carrying a national security satellite successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base Friday afternoon following multiple delays earlier in the week.

The United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket with a National Reconnaissance Office payload was originally set to launch Wednesday but was then rescheduled for Thursday, when it was delayed multiple times and… 357 more words

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Rocket Launch of U.S. Spy Satellite Again Delayed at Vandenberg Air Force Base

The launch of a rocket carrying a national security satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base was delayed multiple times Thursday and ultimately postponed till Friday. 275 more words

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EchoStar-105/SES-11 & NROL-52: A comparison of day & night time exposures

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches EchoStar 105/SES-11 on 11 October 2017 at 6:53 p.m. from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. The rocket arcs over the Atlantic as seen in this sunset time exposure taken at Blockhouse Beach at Patrick Air Force Base. 69 more words


Mighty Atlas to Launch NROL-52 from FL for the NRO

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LAUNCH ALERT: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 03:31 EDT (07:31 UTC) a United Launch Alliance (ULA), Atlas V-421 rocket designated (AV-075) will lift off from Space Launch Complex-41 (SLC-41) at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), Florida carrying a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) as part of NROL-52. 937 more words

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Up and Down for National Security

A SpaceX Falcon 9 first stage booster makes a succesful landing at Landing Zone 1 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after sending a classified satellite (NROL-76) into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office. 36 more words

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