Atlas V launches secret payload for U.S. National Reconnaissance Office – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Atlas V 421; Payload: NROL-61 [USA-269]; Date: 28 July 2016, 1237 UTC; Launch site: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA. Hazard areas announced ahead of the launch show that the rocket headed towards a geostationary transfer orbit. The classified payload is thought to be a military communications satellite.

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