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Showing posts with label National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Show all posts
Showing posts with label National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Show all posts

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Up in the air: SpaceX, ULA launches postponed from Vandenberg Air Force Base


Up in the air: SpaceX, ULA launches postponed from Vandenberg Air Force Base


Article Excerpt: "... On Saturday, ULA released a statement noting that the new launch date and time would be provided after additional testing. “We continue to remedy the technical issues that caused the last scrub of the Delta IV Heavy, and are working with our partners, the National Reconnaissance Office and the U.S. Air Force, to ensure that we fly when it is safe to do so,” said Gary Wentz, vice president of government and commercial programs for ULA ..."


Reference: santamariatimes.com

Monday, May 1, 2017

SpaceX launches Falcon 9 on secret, classified mission


SpaceX launches Falcon 9 on secret, classified mission


Article Excerpt: "... A 230-foot Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center at 7:15 a.m. ET, thundering northeast over the Atlantic Ocean with a U.S. National Reconnaissance Office mission labeled NROL-76. The flight appeared to be off to a good start, but SpaceX cut off its launch broadcast a few minutes into the flight to help preserve its secrecy ..."


Reference: www.usatoday.com