US Launches Atlas V Rocket With Spy Satellite - United Launch Alliance
by Staff Writers
Washington DC (Sputnik) Jul 29, 2016
The United States on Thursday successfully launched Atlas V rocket with NROL-61 spy satellite from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, United Launch Alliance (ULA) said.
According to the translation aired by the ULA, the rocket was launched at 8:37 local time (12:37 GMT).
The satellite is put into orbit on behalf of the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
ULA is a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing, formed in 2006 to provide spacecraft launch services to the US government.
Source: Sputnik News
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