Photos: Classified NRO Satellite Installed atop Delta IV Rocket

The classified NROL-47 satellite of the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office its installed atop its Delta IV M+(5,2) launch vehicle at Space Launch Complex 6, Vandenberg Air Force Base in preparation for a January 2018 liftoff. The satellite, with very high certainty, belongs to the FIA Radar System tasked with the collection of all-day, all-weather radar imagery for analysis by U.S. intelligence agencies. This will be the final launch of the Delta IV M+(5,2) configuration as the single-stick Delta IV vehicle approaches retirement.

All Photos: United Launch Alliance