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Atlas 5 rocket launches an classified spacecraft












ULA - Atlas V / NROL-67 mission poster.

April 10, 2014

Five-meter rocket fairing with its top secret contents

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-045, launch a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The rocket fly in the 541 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, four solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage.

Launch of NROL-67 Top Secret Payload on Atlas V541 Rocket

An American Atlas V541 rocket successfully blasted off from Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex 41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today, April 10th 2014 at 17:45 UTC carrying a top secret payload for the National Reconnaissance Office simply known as 'NROL-67'. This was the 45th launch of an Atlas V rocket since 2002.

For more information about United Launch Alliance (ULA), visit: http://www.ulalaunch.com/site/default.shtml

Images, Video, Text, Credits: ULA / Cape Canaveral Air Force Station / USAF / SpaceVids.tv / Orbiter.ch Aerospace.

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