Thursday, May 22, 2014

NROL-33 rolling off the pad on an Atlas 5

This was my brother-in-law Shaun's first rocket launch. I took him and Jen to the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station bleachers to enjoy the launch up close.

NROL-33 rolling off the pad and into space. That's how we roll!

The official stats:
May 22 Atlas 5  •  NROL-33
Launch time: 1309 GMT (9:09 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, designated AV-046, launched a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. The rocket flew in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from May 7. See our Mission Status Center. [May 22]


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