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Launch Photos: NROL-55 Spy Satellite and Cubesats Blast Off

NROL-55 Payload Raised

United Launch Alliance

The NROL-55 payload, inside a 4-meter diameter payload fairing, undergoes mating to an Atlas V rocket booster inside the Mobile Service Tower (MST) at Vandenberg's Space Launch Complex-3 in California. Read our full launch wrap story.

NROL-55 Payload Suspended

United Launch Alliance

The NROL-55 payload, inside a 4-meter diameter payload fairing, undergoes mating to an Atlas V rocket booster inside the Mobile Service Tower (MST) at Vandenberg's Space Launch Complex-3 in California. Read our full launch wrap story.

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