Atlas V Thunders off from California on Secret Mission Assignment with NROL-42 Spy Satellite

Thundering off on a hush-hush mission, ULA’s Atlas V rocket lit up the night skies over California on Saturday to deliver a classified satellite into orbit for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office

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DELAY — Electronic Eavesdropping Satellite Stands Ready for Liftoff atop Atlas V Rocket

A powerful Atlas V rocket sporting four boosters will light up the night over California late on Thursday, aiming for liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:38 UTC on Friday with the classified NROL-42 satellite

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