Atlas V Launch with NROL-61

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket is set for liftoff from Cape Canaveral on Thursday at 12:37 UTC to embark on a classified mission lifting a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office. NROL-61 most likely represents the first in the fourth generation of the Satellite Data System, tasked with relaying images and other intelligence from America's spy satellites.

Launch Date: July 28, 2016Launch Updates
Window Opening: 12:37 UTCNROL-61 Satellite
Launch Site: SLC-41, Cape CanaveralAtlas V 421
Launch Vehicle: Atlas V 421Countdown Timeline
Payload: NROL-61ULA Archive
Ascent Duration: ~43 Minutes (Estimated)