Thursday, April 10, 2014

NROL-67 Launch on Atlas 5 from CCAFS. Atlas' largest configuration!

A very smooth and quick afternoon launch. This is the largest configuration for the Atlas rocket family.

NROL-67 launching on an Atlas 541, ULA's biggest Atlas rocket configuration!
UP up and away! Wait, have I used that caption before? NROL-67, rolling away.

The official stats:
April 10 Atlas 5  •  NROL-67
Launch time: 1745 GMT (1:45 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-045, launched a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The rocket flew in the 541 vehicle configuration with a five-meter fairing, four solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from March 25 by range instrumentation issue. See our Mission Status Center. [April 10]


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