Follow the preparations and launch of the Lockheed Martin Titan 4B rocket carrying a classified cargo for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. Reload this page for the very latest on the mission.

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Flight data file
Vehicle: Titan 4B (B-34)
Payload: Classified NRO cargo
Launch date: October 5, 2001
Launch time: 2121 GMT (5:21 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.

Pre-launch Briefing
Launch preview - Our story giving launch overview and guess of payload identity.

The rocket - Overview of the Titan 4 launch vehicle.

Titan 4 history - Chart with listing of previous Titan 4 flights.