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Launch Photos: Secret NROL-37 Spy Satellite Rides Delta IV Heavy Rocket Into Orbit

Far Shot of NROL-37, Delta IV Heavy Rocket

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Another view of Space Launch Complex-37’s Mobile Service Tower being rolled back in preparation for the launch of NROL-37. Launch Video | Read our full story.

NROL-37 Mission Art

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Art for the NROL-37 mission. Launch Video | Read our full story.

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Michael Wall is a Senior Space Writer with Space.com (opens in new tab) and joined the team in 2010. He primarily covers exoplanets, spaceflight and military space, but has been known to dabble in the space art beat. His book about the search for alien life, "Out There," was published on Nov. 13, 2018. Before becoming a science writer, Michael worked as a herpetologist and wildlife biologist. He has a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from the University of Sydney, Australia, a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona, and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California, Santa Cruz. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Michael on Twitter.