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ULA’s Delta IV rocket successfully launches classified NROL-47 satellite into space

13 Jan 2018, 06:14 UTC
ULA’s Delta IV rocket successfully launches classified NROL-47 satellite into space
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Another new member has been added to the fleet of U.S. spy satellites in space. On Friday, a Delta IV medium rocket of ULA (United Launch Alliance) carrying the top-secret spy satellite payload blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California at 5:11 p.m. EST (2211 GMT, 2:11 p.m. local time). The name of the spy satellite is NROL-47, and it is a classified mission. As per Space.com, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), which builds and manages the spy satellites of the U.S., will operate the new classified NROL-47 satellite. As usual, no one knows what the NROL-47 satellite is all about and what its mission is.
The latest spy satellite mission was ULA’s fits flight of 2018, and also it was the 27th successful mission of ULA for the NRO. Also, the Friday’s mission marked the 36th flight of ULA’s Delta IV rocket. Will Crawford, ULA’s NRO program manager, said, “As the nation’s most trustworthy launch provider, today’s launch exemplifies ULA’s ongoing commitment to 100 percent mission success.” He also thanked the entire ULA team as well as the mission partners at the NRO and also the U.S. Airforce for making the 27th NRO launch a successful one.
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