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