December 3, 2022

Photos: NROL-55 payload joins Atlas booster rocket for launch

This photo gallery shows the classified National Reconnaissance Office payload, already encapsulated in the 14-foot-diameter nose cone, being lifted atop the United Launch Alliance Atlas-Centaur rocket at Vandenberg Air Force Base’s Space Launch Complex 3-East pad. Launch of NROL-55 is planned for the morning of Oct. 8.

Photo credit: United Launch Alliance

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