September 23, 2017

Live coverage: Atlas 5 countdown and launch journal

September 19, 2017

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will fly from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Saturday night to place a classified surveillance satellite into space for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.

Photos: NROL-42 payload joins Atlas 5 booster for launch

September 16, 2017

This photo gallery shows the classified National Reconnaissance Office payload, already encapsulated in the 18-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. This milestone was achieved on Aug. 27.

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