It's one completed, 14 flights to go this year for United Launch Alliance and its fleet of Atlas and Delta rocket families.
A United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket launched the new Wideband Global SATCOM 5 satellite into space on May 24, 2013.
The $1 billion Advanced Extremely High Frequency 2 satellite is vital to future military communications.
The next-generation U.S. weather observatories will be deployed by United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rockets.
The NROL-25 mission will be the first of four clandestine spy satellites launched by the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office in 2012.
A Russian robot cargo ship will dock at the space station today, just hours before the launch of shuttle Endeavour.
The clandestine satellite NROL-27 will launch from Florida tonight for the National Reconnaissance Office.
The top-secret payload aboard a U.S. Delta 4-Heavy rocket was a replacement satellite for the nation's surveillance and security network, amateur sky-watchers say.
A European Ariane 5 rocket's flawless Dec. 29 launch capped a string of successful flights for the rocket family in 2010.