Atlas V rolls out for Thursday Liftoff with classified Satellite Payload

A ULA Atlas V rocket rolled to its Cape Canaveral Launch pad on Tuesday to set up for a Thursday morning liftoff with the classified NROL-61 payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office responsible for the operation of all American spy satellites.

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Satellite Trackers keep Tabs on Orbital Moves of NROL-37 Spy Satellite

A Dutch-Australian team of satellite trackers has kept tabs on a recently launched U.S. spy satellite as it completed its initial maneuvers in a high orbit around Earth to enter a checkout location for commissioning activities ahead of entering operational service, supplying the NSA and other intelligence agencies with eavesdropping data.

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Photos: Delta IV Thunders off with heavy Intelligence-Gathering Satellite

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket gracefully climbed into the skies over Florida’s Space Coast on Saturday, embarking on a multi-hour mission to deliver a massive signals intelligence satellite to orbit for the U.S. Government.

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Delta IV Powerhouse blasts off with Largest Spy Satellite in the World

America’s most powerful rocket blazed into the skies over Florida on Saturday, lifting the classified NROL-37 satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office to join a fleet of signals intelligence satellites eavesdropping on foreign territories.

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Video: Delta IV Heavy Rocket blasts off with Signals Intelligence Satellite

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket gracefully climbed into the skies over Florida’s Space Coast on Saturday, embarking on a multi-hour mission to deliver a massive signals intelligence satellite to orbit for the U.S. Government.

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Uncooperative Weather scrubs Delta IV Heavy Launch after extended Countdown

Thursday’s Delta IV launch attempt with the classified NROL-37 satellite was scrubbed after an extended countdown due to uncooperative weather conditions on Florida’s Space Coast, not providing a lucky gap in clouds teams had hoped for throughout the day.

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