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World news – US – ULA launches a National Security Satellite from Cape Canaveral

. . Space Force meteorologists expect a clear evening for the United Launch Alliance to dispatch an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral on Thursday carrying a secret spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A missile from the United Launch Coalition blasted from Cape Canaveral Friday evening into a clear colored sky carrying a covert National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite.

The mission of the Atlas V missile was to launch a satellite known as NROL-101 for the National Reconnaissance Office. Takeoff happened after a few short delays at 5:32 PM. M. From the Space Launch Complex of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station-41.

Takeoff was scheduled about 20 minutes in advance, but ULA reported a timing issue with some engine valves that was quickly resolved.

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About five hours before launch, weather officer Jessica Williams fired from Yu. s. The Space Force said the projections for a launch time have a 90% chance of favorable conditions. According to ULA, telegram and cumulus clouds were « nothing but a distant concern of this evening’s launch opportunity. ».

The positive outlook was a boon after three more scheduled attempts were canceled due to the weather. The first launch attempt in November was canceled. 4 for a technical problem. Three more attempts were rescheduled for November. 8, 11, and 12 were delayed due to Tropical Storm, formerly Hurricane ETA.

Meanwhile, SpaceX is preparing to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center to send four astronauts to the International Space Station. This launch is scheduled at 7:27 AM. M. Sunday, delay from the first window to Saturday. The weather also looks 60% good as of Friday morning.

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Emily is a digital journalist for News 6 and ClickOrlando. com, where she writes about space and Central Florida news. Previously, Emily was a space writer and web editor for the Orlando Sentinel and a producer for the Naples Daily News..

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World News – US – ULA launches a National Security Satellite from Cape Canaveral

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