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NROL-33 Rocket Launch

Credit: ULA
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on…Read More »





May 22, 2014. Designated NROL-33, the mission is in support of national defense.    Less «
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