Falcon 9 • NROL-186

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the NROL-186 mission on behalf of the National Reconnaissance Office. The agency stated that this will be the second launch supporting it’s “proliferated architecture, delivering critical space-based [intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance] to the nation.” A little more than eight minutes after liftoff, the booster landed on the droneship, ‘Of Course I Still Love You.’