United Launch Alliance (ULA) reported the successful launch of an Atlas V rocket carrying NROL-61 reconnaissance satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 July 28 at 8:37 am EDT in Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
The NROL-61 mission is in support of national defense.
“Thank you to the entire mission team for years of hard work and collaboration on today’s successful launch of NROL-61. We are proud the U.S. Air Force and NRO Office of Space Launch have entrusted ULA with delivering this critical asset for our nation’s security,” said Laura Maginnis, ULA vice president of Custom Services.
“Our continued one launch at a time focus and exceptional teamwork make launches like today’s successful,” Maginnis added.
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