Atlas V Rolls Out to Launch Pad for Nov. 13 Liftoff of NRO SpySat: Watch Live/Photos

Atlas V Rolls Out to Launch Pad for Nov. 13 Liftoff of NRO SpySat: Watch Live/Photos
United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying top secret NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) rolls out to Space Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on Nov. 12, 2020. Liftoff targeted for Nov. 13, 2020, after delays from Nov. 3 to resolve technical issues. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL –  A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket has again rolled out to launch pad 41 for launch of the top secret NROL-101 spysat currently targeting Friday, Nov. 13, following multiple delays from erratic Hurricane and Tropical Storm Eta that once again hit central Florida with high winds and torrential rains and last Thursday’s scrub due to a ground system LOX valve issue.

The ULA Atlas V rocket was rolled out 1800 feet from the Vertical Integration Facility (VIF) to pad 41 Thursday afternoon Nov. 12 at around 2 p.m. ET.

Liftoff of the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the classified NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office is now planned for dinnertime Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at 5:13 p.m. EST (2213 GMT) from seaside Space launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying top secret NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) stands vertical after re-rollout to Space Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on Nov. 3, 2020. Liftoff retargeted for Nov. 13, 2020, at 5:13 p.m. EST after delay from Nov. 3 to resolve technical issues. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

You can watch the launch live at ULA webpage: https://www.ulalaunch.com

Live video webcast starts 20 minutes before blastoff

The seven-hour launch countdown Wednesday, Nov 4 leads up to liftoff at 5:13 p.m. EST (2213 GMT)

ULA live countdown updates will begin at 11:00 a.m. EST (1600 UTC) at this page.

https://www.ulalaunch.com/missions/next-launch/atlas-v-nrol-101

 

Weather forecasters says conditions are 90% favorable at launch time

 

The primary weather concern is with cumulus clouds at Cape Canaveral.

ULA Atlas V rocket photo for NROL 101 mission by Ken Kremer/Space UpClose featured at FOX 35 Orlando TV News

The goal of the Atlas V rocket is carrying a clandestine surveillance satellite to orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

UpClose view of top secret NROL-101 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) encapsulated in nose cone atop United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket vertical after rollout to Space Launch Complex-41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on Nov. 3, 2020. Liftoff targeted for Nov. 13, 2020. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com/spaceupclose.com

Enjoy our Space UpClose photos of the Atlas V at pad 41 from the team of Ken Kremer and Jean Wright.

 

Ken’s Atlas V rocket photos featured at FOX 35 Orlando and WKMG CBS 6 Orlando TV News Nov 2/3/4/5/6:

Watch for Ken’s on site reporting about the ULA NROL-101 launch at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

 

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Watch for Ken’s continuing onsite coverage of NASA, SpaceX, ULA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and more space and mission reports direct from Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Stay tuned here for Ken's continuing Earth and Planetary science and human spaceflight news. Dr. Kremer is a research scientist and journalist based in the KSC area, active in outreach and interviewed regularly on TV and radio about space topics. Ken’s photos are for sale and he is available for lectures and outreach events.

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