Launch Photos: Classified US Spy Satellite Blasts Off on Atlas 5 Rocket

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Atlas 5 Rocket Launches Air Force's NROL-39 Spysat

Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Peterson
On Dec. 5, 2013, the U.S. Air Force launched a classified satellite into orbit for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office in a clandestine mission that…Read More »

blasted off from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. See amazing photos from the secretive launch here. Above, the Atlas 5 rocket carrying the classified NROL-39 satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office launches on Dec. 5, 2013. The rocket launched at 11:14:30 PST from Space Launch Complex-3 by Team Vandenberg. [Read the Full Launch Story Here]   Less «
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