October 19, 2021

Photos: Atlas 5 powers NRO payload into the night


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The Atlas 5 rocket blasts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for its late-night ascent to deploy the NROL-42 payload for the National Reconnaissance Office.

Credit: Alex Polimeni/Spaceflight Now

See earlier NROL-42 coverage.


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