Tag: National Reconnaissance Office

ULA Atlas V Launches NRO National Security SpySat at Sunset with New Solid Rocket Boosters: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER/CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL –  A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launched  a top secret National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) national security spysat using new solid rocket boosters during a stunning Friday sunset from the Florida Space Coast The spectacular Atlas V NROL-101 spysat blastoff tonight finally came after multiple delays from

Hurricane Eta Threatens Central Florida and Atlas V Launch Nov. 12 after LOX Valve Scrub: Photos

  For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL –  Erratic Hurricane Eta is once again threatening central Florida and the rescheduled Atlas V launch of the top secret NROL-101 spysat currently targeting Nov. 12 following Thursday’s scrub due to a ground system LOX valve issue. Further weather delays are entirely possible – and another factor is the

ULA Delays Atlas V Launch of NRO Spysat To Resolve Technical Issues After Rollout: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL –  United Launch Alliance (ULA) called off their planned Election Day launch of a clandestine surveillance satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) to resolve technical issues impacting and potentially damaging the payload’s environmental control system umbilicals that likely arose from powerfully high winds buffeting the rocket and launch pad

Continuing Poor Weather Scrubs 2 Space Coast Launches by SpaceX and ULA Just 13 Hours Apart, NRO Spysat Reset to late Sept. 29: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – Continuing a string of bad luck the past few days harkening back to the endless repetitive time-loop dream ala ‘Groundhog Day’  the trio of back to back Space Coast rocket launches that had planned to light up the Central Florida skies reset to start just past midnight Monday morning from America’s

Space Coast Launch Triple Header Delayed by ULA Triple-Core Delta IV Heavy Scrub to Aug. 29: Photos

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL –  The potentially ‘historic’ launch triple header involving a trio of rocket blastoffs in as little as 3 days have all been delayed like falling dominos by this morning’s scrub of the triple-core United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a top secret government satellite – due to

Top Secret NRO SpySat Atop ULA Delta IV Heavy Kicks Off Trio of Space Coast Launches Overnight Aug. 27 Concluding Busy August: Photos/Watch Live

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, FL –  A top secret intelligence gathering spy satellite for the secretive U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) sitting atop a mighty United Launch Alliance (ULA) triple barreled Delta IV Heavy rocket is all set to kick off a trio of Florida Space Coast launches overnight Aug. 27 – concluding a busy

Minotaur IV Launches 1st Classified NRO mission from NASA Wallops

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  A Northrop Grumman Minotaur IV rocket successfully launched a top secret mission with four classified payloads for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) this morning and its was the first ever from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on the Virginia Space Coast shore. This mission, named NROL-129, is the first U.S. Space Force (USSF)